I wouldn't mind seeing a small upgrade to the UP voting system in a future patch. It would be nice to have some say as to what issue is voted on- nominating an issue for voting from a list of possible issues, for example.
Also, consider a multiple choice vote, such as # of starbase modules allowed. If the influence leader votes for no limit and everyone else votes for some number of modules the influence leader can win even though everyone else wants some kind of limit but don't agree on the exact number. Perhaps multiple choice votes can be split into two votes, one to eliminate the two least popular choices, and a 2nd vote to decide exactly what bill is passed. That would make a lot of UP issues more interesting and democratic, I think.