Zoredache mentioned in their answer here (emphasis mine):
If anyone happens to be reading this, and doesn't regularly go into the chat please understand that most of the current candidates are pretty active in chat already, and lots of questions and discussions have already been happening.
Is that really true? If so, I feel that this could be a distinct disadvantage for many people. When chat was new I used to go in there regularly and hang around, and not much ever happened. When I read that, I got a bit worried that maybe I missed something, so I hung around for another 3 hours today and a grand total of 1 thing happened when I was in there.
Now, this is most likely because I'm most active when the chat regulars are in bed, dreaming of a world without end users and technical support.
With that in mind, how likely are you to take someone's chat-based activities into account when voting? I'm doing my best not to sound sore about this (maybe I'm doing a poor job), but I want to ensure a level playing field during the elections.