The initial results of the CSM5 elections are out, which was a very quick turnaround from CCP. However as is usually the case they omitted some key information and this has had a few people complaining on the forums (this in itself seems to be the usual position for forums but anyway ;)).

It can be seen a teasing to make people wait a week for the results of an online election, especially after basically announcing that they have the results.

So far CCP have released the following information

  • 39,433 votes were cast, compared to 21,787 for CSM4
  • Of these votes, 754 voters abstained and 38,679 were for candidates
  • The turnout for the election was 12.67%

The increased turnout is likely to be a combination of Eve login prompts, external media coverage (Massively and Eve-Tribune), Eve blogs (Such as I am Keith Neilson who interviewed many of the candidates) and general increased campaigning from candidates. Sadly there was a fair bit of negative campaigning and misinformation/scaremongering going on too, I guess this is also par for the course.

The most contentious results are the vote counts of the final 9 delegates and 5 alternates. Many people think CCP should have released the names by now too but currently only CCP know who achieved each result and they are remaining tight lipped till the 26th…

Delegates (votes only):

  1. 4116 (Chair)
  2. 3360
  3. 2521
  4. 2196
  5. 1649
  6. 1553
  7. 1519
  8. 1463
  9. 1260

Alternates (votes only):

  1. 1180
  2. 1173
  3. 1172
  4. 1104
  5. 1006

Comparing CSM4 to CSM5, the cutoff point to get into the top 9 is up from 744 to 1260 and the cutoff to being an alternate is up from 557 to 1006. I predict a few upsets based on this increased vote requirement.

We’ll just have to wait another couple of days to find out. Until then these figures, comments and some graphs can be found on the official initial announcement thread