Since CCP has not put out the official information, I can just point out a couple of things to look forward to. First, expect a massive amount of blog posts endorsing candidates on Monday. Since Dinsdale called me out in the comments last week, I'll publish my list Monday also.
Next, expect candidates to start publishing their lists of other candidates they think you should vote for in addition to themselves. Based on last year's election, a lot of candidates are making deals trying to take full advantage of the single transferable vote process. Also, expect the null sec blocks to send out voting lists to their alliance members. While the null sec blocs have the organizational advantage, they are only so big. A small turnout benefits them greatly. A large turnout should result in less bloc candidates winning if the voters in Empire (high and low sec) turn out and vote for non-bloc candidates. Of course, any further delay may hinder the campaigns as well.
If the candidate list comes out tomorrow, I don't expect a delay in the election. If the list doesn't come out until Monday, I don't see how the election starts Tuesday. CCP does have a few days leeway, but any delay is really pushing the success of the process. I don't know how much time is required to tally the votes. The STV system does require more time to tally, but I don't know how much more. We may actually see the election period to shrink to under two weeks.
For this week, I will just list the latest podcasts that came out over the past week. Sorry to all of the bloggers and YouTubers who came out with content. For everyone wanting a list of blogs, podcasts, YouTube channels and Google Hangout sites for each of the candidates, I have the full list on the blog here. If the list appears today, I'll update the page when I get home and remove all of the candidates who have dropped out of the race.
Cap Stable Podcast Interviews
Declarations of War
- CSM9 Issue Panel: Sov, Power Projection, and PVP Balance with Angry Mustache, Gorski Car, Psianh Auvyander, and Xander Phoena