The DAO is governed through a democratic process in which all major matters are decided through a vote open to all holders of governance tokens. Those who wish can also delegate their voting power to anyone they trust to delegates whose responsibility is to keep tabs on all the current matters being voted on and discussed. Even those who have delegated their votes can still vote directly on matters, thus overriding their delegate's decision on that specific topic. Delegates can be chosen or switched at any time, often without cost, by visiting the ENS Delegate Website or through other apps.
For more day-to-day matters, there are also Stewards who are elected for a one-year term. The election happens every year on December 10 and lasts for 5 days. Stewards make decisions on governance, hold public meetings, and decide on grants, sponsorships, and other matters. Stewards are divided into different working groups, each reflecting their specific focus.