The deadline to sign up to run for CSM15 was extended until 23:59 UTC on Wednesday, May 13th due to the sign up page giving a 500 error when people were trying to apply, so there is still time left.
When I last looked at the CSM candidate campaign forums, where by the new rules I reported on previously, all candidates must put up a post in order to provide some basic information about themselves and why they are running, there were just 31 candidates signed up to run.
That is a new low of interest, down from the 44 candidates that ran for CSM14.
Currently only five members of CSM14 are running for CSM15, so the incumbent count is down, though there are arguably a dozen candidates from the null sec blocs who, if they all get on the various group recommended ballots, are once again likely to take at least eight of the ten spots on the council. There are also a few past CSM members like Mike Azariah, Xenuria, and Brisc Rubal who are running for spots again.
Still, if you’re an optimist, you know you don’t have to be faster that the tiger, just faster than 21 other candidates that it is going to eat. May the odds ever be in your favor and all that.
Candidate who make the application cut will be announced on May 18th and the election for CSM15 will run from June 1st to June 8th.