The polls will remain open for the CSM16 election until downtime, 11:00 UTC, June 15th, which gives you a little more that a day to get your vote in from the time this post goes live. For instructions on how to vote please visit the CCP dev blog on the election.
As I have noted… pretty much constantly since the idea was announced… the Council of Stellar Management is not the best way to pick a player advisory group, but it is the method we have available to us, so you should take a bit of time to vote. And it is better than what most MMORPGs have.
I suppose it says something about EVE Online that people can be known well enough in the game for CCP to be able to hold elections. Imagine this sort of thing in WoW or any other game that is chopped up into servers, separated by regions, and offers content that caps out at maybe 40 people. Then again, I assure you that if you went up to a random player in high sec and mentioned the most famous player in New Eden, whoever you felt that was, the likely response would be, “Who?”
Anyway, if you don’t know who to vote for CCP has a candidate page. I also wrote up a post about the candidates where I tried to sort them out into different categories. There is a good table of candidates over in r/eve, which includes the important “cat ears” support column. And, if you want to see how others are voting, there is a post about the various bloc ballots at The Nosy Gamer.
All said, time is running out. Go vote now if you have not done so already. No candidate is going to be able to make CCP do anything, which we have proven 15 times over at this point, but you might be picking the person who can talk CCP off the ledge of some game breaking idea.