Currently, a Request for Administrator or Bureaucrat rights requires 25 supports to pass, 5 more than needed for DM or CM RfRs. To many, this seems logical, as these are significantly higher positions of power, but the declining population of the wiki causes me to believe otherwise.
For example, during my administrator RfR, the greatest challenge by far was not gaining the community's support, public opinion was almost unanimous, but simply getting to 25 supports took far longer than it should have, especially considering all users who voted but one supported me. Even since this vote, several users have retired or slipped into semi-activity (a few users have become active since then as well, but hardly enough to compensate for this). Of course, it should still be difficult for an admin or bureaucrat RfR to pass, but meeting the minimum support requirement should not be the primary difficulty, gaining the support of the community should be.
For these reasons, I believe the minimum support requirement for Administrator and Bureaucrat Requests for Rights should be lowered to 20, a number more suitable for the current population of the wiki.
Note: I consider this to be a policy modification, which is why I have opened a Community Vote for this.
A. Lower the requirement to 20 supports for both: 10 Votes
B. Lower the requirement to 20 supports for only admin RfRs: 4 Votes
C. Lower the requirement to 20 supports for only bureaucrat RfRs: 0 Votes
D. Change Nothing: 14 votes