It's that time of year again! The voting is open for CSM10. You can log in and vote for CSM10 candidates from now until March 10th. Remember, each account gets to cast its own vote.
As an Agent of the New Order, Sabriz Adoudel is an obvious choice for CSM. You can read Sabriz's official campaign thread, but membership in CODE. and loyalty to the New Order of Highsec are qualifications enough. Do you need to read anything else?
A note to members of voting blocs: I recommend putting Sabriz at the top of your ballot, ahead of the rest of your bloc's voting list. Even in the largest nullsec coalition blocs, only the top few candidates are likely to get any value out of your vote. On the other hand, if Sabriz is not elected to the CSM, the voting power moves down to the next candidates and your vote will be processed like any other member of your bloc.
A note to the disaffected: If you're on the fence about participating, I encourage you to take the few seconds needed to vote. This year, the field is filled with incumbents running for another term, so fewer spaces are available than usual. When you factor in the difficulty of not belonging to a large voting bloc (nullsec coalition, wormhole ballot, large alliance, etc.), the odds are stacked against Sabriz. Every vote counts.
Xenuria is our other endorsement this year, though it comes with a number of caveats. First of all, Xenuria doesn't really belong on the CSM. This endorsement isn't meant to suggest Xenuria would make a good CSM member. He wouldn't. In fact, you should probably leave Xenuria off your ballot.
All that having been said, a vote for Xenuria sends a word of caution to CCP. It reminds them that they shouldn't take the CSM for granted, and that whatever issues they may have in dealing with the CSM candidates who do get elected, things could be worse.
You can read Xenuria's official campaign thread, I guess.
As in the previous two elections, you find your candidates and drag&drop them into your order of preference. Vote for CSM10 at this link.
Jahyson Malone is a promising artist. Inspired by others who have submitted New Order artwork, Jahyson sent me this:
The full-size version is certainly worth the click. And if you're planning on making a visit to highsec, a mining permit is certainly worth the 10 million isk.
Permanent links to all New Order artwork may be found on the Links page.