The voting ended on Monday, the ballot boxes were as stuffed as they were going to get, and, with no real venue or event going on to carry the announcement, CCP went to Twitch to broadcast the winners of the election.
Those on CSM13 fall into two groups. First there are the incumbents. Basically, anybody who was on CSM12 and who ran again made the cut. Seven incumbents ran and they were:
- Aryth – Goonswarm Federation
- Innominate – Goonswarm Federation
- Sort Dragon – Darkness
- The Judge – Goonswarm Federation
- Jin’taan – Red Noise (formerly of CVA and TEST)
- Suitonia – The Felines of the Egg of the Lisa
- Steve Ronuken – Fuzzwork Enterprises
Aryth, at the top of the Imperium ballot, was also the biggest vote getter. Sort Dragon, who was substituted in when Vince Draken was removed last year, managed to make the cut on his own this time. Meanwhile, proving that betrayal is no barrier to success, The Judge managed to make it back on the council as well.
That leaves the three new people on the CSM, who were:
- Killah Bee – Northern Coalition
- Merkelchen – Goonswarm Federation
- Brisc Rubal – The Initiative
That gives you all ten members of CSM13.
As you can see, null sec dominated the vote even more than usual, with only two players outside of 0.0 making the cut.
For those keeping track, 7 out of 10 people on the Imperium ballot (which I posted here with the full candidate list) made it onto the CSM this year, with only Mawderator, Sullen Decimus, and Commander Aze left out. However, some of the people on the Imperium ballot had or built constituencies outside of the Imperium. Still, the top four players on the Imperium ballot made it, which was one more than I really thought would. (I do wonder how many people outside of the Imperium voted for The Judge.)
On the stream CCP Guard said that there was a total of 29,417 votes, down a bit from the 31,274 that were cast for CSM12. He attributed this in part in that no direct mailing went out during the election as none were slated the one week time frame of the election. You can see where the CSM13 number stacks up historically.
CCP Guard said that there will be a full dev blog about the election published, most likely tomorrow, with all of the voting data so you can check for yourself how things played out. I will add a link to this post when that goes up.
CCP Guard did say that Tikktokk Tokkzikk of Pandemic Legion appeared to be in 11th place, so if somebody needs to be replaced during the term, that will likely be who steps in.
In the mean time CCP is still working on getting the server back up. The game has been down for a while now today.
Addendum: The server is now back up. It seems that those faction Fortizars were a problem.