EVE Online is laying the groundwork for the upcoming elections of the 8th Council of Stellar Management, and significant changes are in the stars for how the process will proceed this year.
Candidates now have to file an application to be considered, and these applications will be voted on with each account given a single vote. Twenty-eight of the top-voted candidates will then be placed on the official ballot. Players will rank their top 14 choices instead of voting for a single player. Finally, the newly elected CSM will vote for positions internally instead of being assigned according to the final tally.
The CSM is EVE Online's player council tasked with representing the playerbase to CCP.