# Participate in governance

Governance is an important part of being involved in the Terra community. Use the following information to learn how to vote on and submit governance proposals in Terra Station. For more information on governance and voting options, visit the governance section of the concepts page.

# Vote on a proposal

Voting is an important way for community members to help the Terra protocol evolve. Follow these steps to vote with your staked Luna.

  1. Open Terra Station and connect your wallet. In the sidebar, click Governance.

  2. Click on Voting to view the active proposals.

  3. Click on the proposal you want to vote on.

  4. In the upper right corner, click Vote.

  5. Select your vote and click Next.

  6. Enter your password and click Vote.

Your vote will be submitted.

# Deposit Luna to a proposal

Users can vote on a proposal after a minimum deposit of 50 Luna is reached. To help push a proposal forward to a vote, deposit Luna to the proposal.

Deposits and refunds

While most deposits get refunded, some deposits get burned. For more information on which deposits get burned, visit the governance section of the concepts page.

  1. Open Terra Station and connect your wallet. In the sidebar, click Governance.

  2. Click on Deposit to view the proposals still in the deposit period.

  3. Click on the proposal you want to deposit to.

  4. In the upper right corner, click Deposit.

  5. Enter the amount of Luna you want to deposit and click Next.

  6. Enter your password and click Deposit.

Your deposit will be added to the proposal.

# Create a new proposal

Avoid unnecessary proposals

To prevent unnecessary proposals or abuse of the system, all governance proposals must obtain a minimum deposit of 50 Luna. If 33.4% of the total vote is NoWithVeto, quorum is not met, or the minimum deposit isn't reached, the deposit will be burned. All other vote outcomes get their deposits refunded. For more information on deposits and refunds, visit the governance section of the concepts page.

  1. Open Terra Station and connect your wallet. In the sidebar, click Governance.

  2. Click on New proposal.

  3. Select the type of proposal, and enter a title, a description, and the amount of Luna you want to deposit initially.

Proposal warnings

Before uploading any proposal, try to get community feedback on the Terra Agora research forum (opens new window). Do not use text proposals to suggest parameter changes. For more information, visit the Governance module reference page.

  1. Click Next.

  2. Enter the amount of Luna you want to deposit and click Next.

  3. Enter your password and click Propose.

Your proposal will enter the two-week deposit period. After a minimum deposit of 50 Luna has been reached, your proposal will enter a one-week voting period. For more information on governance, visit the governance section of the concepts page.