Welcome to the Barn-Acc
The BarnAcc is a representative democracy. Loosely organized groups, called "clusters", elect representatives. A cluster can be organized around nation of origin, geographical grouping, ship type, or whatever. Citizens are registered with a cluster using biometric data. Voting for a candidate similarly uses biometric data.
There are 100 representatives, each representing about 100 people (10,000 total citizens). Representatives meet once a month in the Omphalos to discuss issues, designate committees, and handle crises.