Voting and Governance structure questions

Hello everybody.

I’m curious how to best participate in governance.
As far as I can tell voting takes place on Astro DAO.
Do I need REF or NEAR to vote?

How is the council chosen?

Any pointers to info would be greatly appreciated.

From Belated 2022 Q1 Ref Community DAO Payout Proposal


Thanks for the swift reply @beng. That helps a lot.