This isn't some new system. It is the same one since we started with a few minor tweaks after the first one. You are on these forums fairly often. You know the community rep board is there. You have plenty of threads to look at that will give you an idea how it all works and when to do certain stuff(apply, vote) The forums even tell you when a new post is made in these boards by changing the color and font of this board.(looking from the main page)
and at any time you could of sent me, or duuring, or another mod a PM asking for any more insight should you need it. You could of even asked other forums members how it all works. even tho we are slightly behind on everything, the time line really hasn't changed. You had from the 26th until late on the 31st before i made the polls to apply.(which i made a post saying apps are closed) you applied in Sept.
i don't remember our convo about community reps but i am guessing it was on NA1, a place not suited for a conversation like this.(late Aug is still a good estimate. It doesn't take much time to check these boards or read the stickied threads to get an idea when this all starts.
CR's are elected by absolute majority. In the first round, lasting three days, there will be two threads, one for the EU candidates, one for the NA. You therefor can vote in both election if you so desire, but it's not mandatory. You can vote 'None of the Above' if you feel that none of the candidates suit your preference.
If a candidate gets more then 50% of cast votes, this means the candidate wins right away, and there is no 2nd round.
If no candidate wins a majority, there's a run-off poll with the top two-candidates, lasting two days, starting just after the first round results come in. There is no 'None of the Above' option in the 2nd round.
On the 20th (for months lasting 30 days) and on the 21st (for months lasting 31 days) I will open a thread on this board with all candidacies in the first post. Candidates may put themselves forward on that thread, or by PM (though obviously they will be added to the list). The thread will be open, so people can discuss the election.
After 5 days, I will open the election, giving people three days to vote in the first round. Any run-off will start directly after the results are known, and last two days. On the first day of the new month, the new CR's will take office and the old ones will leave - unless, of course, they are re-elected.
the only part not in there is that apps are closed after voting starts but i did make a post saying this.
with that being said, the only person you can blame is yourself for not applying sooner. The resources are there.
it wouldn't be fair to the other candidates or the voters to now add someone(or multiple) to the list. This is Duuring's thing so he can change or do what he wants.