Just prior to the beginning of the final round of voting for CSM8, CCP Dolan declared that there would be some extra special get-out-the-vote (GOTV) efforts put in by CCP this year to boost turnout. CCP Fozzie, too, has frequently said that they deliberately held their powder during the first round of voting so they could concentrate on creating buzz for the main vote. So far, I'm not seeing it...
This is the big GOTV effort thus far, a nondescript splash screen. Not much effort went into this; it's a recycled, re-colored graphic from a previous promotion, which makes people even less likely to look at it. Since it wasn't originally designed as a CSM-related graphic, it's no surprise that it isn't very relevant to the subject matter. Nor is it appropriate. Look at the people in that picture. Do any of them look excited to vote? Do they look excited about doing anything, even drawing another breath?
It even has that "EVE related promotion will only display once" thing, because apparently we wouldn't want to give potential voters a daily reminder to vote. (In a scintilla of fairness, I have seen the promotion appear twice.)
CCP, I am asking you to please step up your game, to come up with something new and interesting to help get people to vote. How about entering voters in a raffle for gank Taloses or the ability to make Concord perform a one-time attack on an ice field or something?
As long as we're engaged in real talk, here's a quick view of the loading screen through the Eyes of the Saviour:
CCP, help us GOTV! (If you're an EVE player and you have not yet voted, please see this link for instructions on how and for whom to vote.)