Since the opening of Tranquility, EVE players have had an indirect say in how their virtual society is run through the democratically elected EVE Council of Stellar Management.
The council consists of fourteen player Representatives that are headed by Officers; a Chairman, a Vice-Chairman, Secretary, and Vice-Secretary. This group is responsible for managing the operations of the council as well as representing the interests of the players to the CCP.
The Elections for the eighth EVE CSM are now live and all 28 candidates can be found here.
Players will pick and rank their top 14 choices from among these potential council members. Their votes will be tallied and weighed accordingly, and 14 members of CSM 8 will emerge as the player delegates.
A player is eligible to vote if they have an active account that is older than 30 days.