Because of when EVE Online’s Fanfest is happening this year, the election process for the game’s Council of Stellar Management has started earlier than in years past.
Candidates for CSM 11 can submit their applications starting on January 15th and continuing through February 9th. Voting for CSM will take place between February 29th and March 25th, and the results will be announced on April 21st at Fanfest.
This player council is instrumental in advising developers on fan concerns and suggestions and meets several times in person with the dev team in Iceland over the year. Candidates must be 18 years old and may run under a pseudonym if desired.
Source: CSM 11 elections