Delegators are token holders who cannot, or do not want to run a validator node themselves.
Delegators secure the network by staking with validators. To stake with the validators, delegators pay a commission to the validator of their choice.
Delegators delegate staking tokens to a validator and obtain a part of their rewards in exchange. Because delegators share rewards with their validators, delegators also share risks. Should a validator misbehave, each of their delegators will be partially slashed in proportion to their delegated stake. Delegators play a critical role in the system, as they are responsible for choosing validators.