Summary: Engineering will begin the nomination stage for a special election on August 27, 2018 to bring in two moderators.

For full details of the process, see the announcement on Meta Stack Exchange. The timeline goes something like this:

  • Between now and Aug. 27, users can decide whether to nominate themselves and ask questions of candidates on meta. (Use the and tags.)

  • Between Aug. 27 and Sept. 3, users may nominate themselves and answer any questions that might have been asked on meta.

  • On September 3, if there are three or more candidates, we'll run an election. If not, I'll simply appoint the candidates. (There's a small chance we'll need to remove a nomination, but I doubt that will come up.)

  • If there is an election, I'll announce the results on the eleventh.

(Note for current moderators: there's no need to nominate yourself even though you'll likely get an email saying you should.)

If you have any questions about the process, please stick them in an answer here.

  • 1
    $\begingroup$ Jon - thanks for getting this put together. I know you have had a lot on your plate lately. $\endgroup$
    – user16
    Commented Aug 21, 2018 at 23:38
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    $\begingroup$ @GlenH7: No problem at all. It's nice to have a project that is clearly good for communities. ;-) $\endgroup$ Commented Aug 22, 2018 at 1:12
  • $\begingroup$ I don't always like his answers and comments but Solar Mike is very active. $\endgroup$
    – paparazzo
    Commented Aug 23, 2018 at 23:03
  • $\begingroup$ @paparazzo as these are volunteer positions that come with a potentially non-trivial amount of responsibility, users may only nominate themselves and not others. $\endgroup$
    – Air
    Commented Aug 27, 2018 at 22:10
  • $\begingroup$ There are 2 nominations for 2 positions. Is it necessary to go ahead with the election? We already know the outcome. $\endgroup$
    – Mast
    Commented Sep 4, 2018 at 7:41


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