CSM5 Election - The results are in!

CSM5 Elections - Results

The elections for the fifth CSM have ended. This election saw a record turnout both in terms of numbers of votes and the proportion of eligible voters that chose to vote. This election was a tight race with some rather fierce campaigning going on. I'm proud to be able to announce that the delegates of the fifth Council of Stellar Management will be:

**Votes****Character Name** **Real Name****Country**
4,116MynxeeCarole PivarnikUnited States
3,360AnkhesentapemkahEva JobseNetherlands
2,521Dierdra VaalValentijn GeirnaertNetherlands
2,196KorvinAndrey AntonovRussia
1,649Vuk LauVuk LauSerbia
1,553TeaDazeJason RenoufGuernsey
1,519Meissa AnunthielStephan PirsonBelgium
1,463Trebor DaehdoowRobert WoodheadUnited States
1,260SokrateszTim HeusschenNetherlands

Congratulations to all of the delegates. Carole Pivarnik (Mynxee) is the Chairwoman for CSM5 due to receiving the highest total number of votes. In their first meeting, the delegates will elect a vice-chair, secretary and vice-secretary.

The alternate delegates, having gained the positions 10-14 in the election, are as follows:

**Votes****Character Name** **Real Name****Country**
1,178mazzilliuAllison NixonUnited States
1,173T'AmberPaul OostermanNew Zealand
1,172Helen HighwaterIain ComptonGermany
1,104ALPHA12125Marcel AlesiGermany
1,004ElvenLordTomas LjumovicSerbia

The delegates will be flown to Iceland to take part in a CSM-CCP summit on June 22nd until June 25th. The first online meeting of CSM5 will be held in the coming weeks. You can read about the CSM on the forums or EVElopedia or even raise an issue with them.

We would also like to thank all those who ran as candidates and campaigned. We've seen a huge amount of campaign activity for this election and it has been great to watch.

Voter demographics

As with all of the post-election results, these will be identical in format to the previous results demographics.

There were 39,433 votes cast by eligible voters (i.e. older than 30 days and thus able to vote), amassing a turnout of 12.67% - a record turnout. Of the total votes cast, 754 voters (1.9%) chose to abstain.

The gender difference between voters was something that seemed to have quite some difference, with male voters being 96.9% and female voters being 3.1% of the total voting population. This is compared to the 96% male and 4% female ratio of the player base, indicating that male users were more likely than female users to vote in this election.

The average age of users who voted was 30.8. The average age of accounts voting was 2.18 years, meaning that most votes were cast by veteran players. This is a slight decrease on previous elections, which indicates that a larger number of relatively new players participated in this election. 46.36% of the voting accounts were from users older than 2 years and 7.49% from users older than 5 years. 0.7% were older than 7 years.

Age in days

Frequency

Cumulative

30

8598

21.80%

250

7765

41.50%

500

5113

54.46%

750

5351

68.03%

1000

3628

77.23%

1250

3021

84.89%

1500

2622

91.54%

1750

1070

94.26%

2000

1082

97.00%

2250

659

98.67%

2500

524

100.00%

The table below reveals some interesting facts. It displays voters sorted by countries, percentage of votes originating from each country, the total number of voters as a percentage of subscribers from that country and the subscription percentage based of that country.

Country

Total

% of voters

Voters as % of subscribers

Subscription %

United States

13,735

34.83%

11.22%

37.74%

United Kingdom

4,863

12.33%

13.32%

11.25%

Germany

4,018

10.19%

13.40%

9.24%

Russia

2,241

5.68%

9.80%

7.04%

Canada

1,949

4.94%

11.72%

5.13%

Netherlands

1,335

3.39%

19.11%

2.15%

Australia

1,239

3.14%

11.13%

3.43%

France

963

2.44%

12.81%

2.32%

Sweden

903

2.29%

14.86%

1.87%

Denmark

801

2.03%

12.57%

1.96%

Finland

554

1.40%

17.24%

0.99%

Norway

488

1.24%

11.47%

1.31%

Ukraine

451

1.14%

11.36%

1.22%

Belgium

433

1.10%

18.31%

0.73%

Austria

375

0.95%

13.48%

0.86%

Poland

360

0.91%

11.65%

0.95%

Romania

352

0.89%

16.26%

0.67%

Italy

314

0.80%

15.03%

0.64%

Ireland

254

0.64%

19.03%

0.41%

Spain

246

0.62%

12.29%

0.62%

Other

3,559

9.03%

11.60%

9.46%

39,433

100.00%

100.00%

Much like in previous elections, several countries had a very high voting percentage compared to the average. In this election, we saw this with the Netherlands, Belgium, Ireland and Finland. 9.8% of Russian subscribers voted, compared to just 5.94% in the CSM4 election. Serbia had the overall highest attendance, with 28.98% of its 383 subscribers voting.

You can compare these results with those of the previous elections by reading the following dev blogs:

CSM 1 Election Results
CSM 2 Election Results
CSM 3 Election Results
CSM 4 Election Results

Our congratulations to the elected delegates of the fifth CSM.

-CCP Diagoras