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When choosing moderator candidates to vote for, I find myself going back and forth between the election page and the various user pages (which I keep open in other windows/tabs).

This is a pain because, the candidates are displayed in a random order (which is otherwise good), and I have to wade through a couple-dozen candidate-blurbs each time -- even though I might have whittled my choices down to 4 or 5.

Requested feature:
It would be great if the election page had a Filter out button next to each candidate. When pressed it:

  1. Hides that candidate's entry.
  2. When the election page is revisited, that candidate is not shown.

If we could also filter by: a badge list, votes up, votes down, question votes, answer votes, days visited, number of answers, et cetera, that would be super. :)

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Right click on username -> open in new tab. I agree that showing a few more statistics would be helpful. – Pubby Nov 19 '11 at 7:32
@Pubby, I guess I didn't make the question clear. I already do that. – Awesome Poodles Nov 19 '11 at 7:33
Have you tried elections.stackexchange.com? It has various filtering options and displays a lot of statistics on the candidates. – hammar Nov 19 '11 at 7:53
@hammar, No, I forgot about that page. Now I have 3 types of pages to switch between! ;) ... ... And it has the same "needle in a haystack" issue that the election page has. That is, great info, but needs filtering. – Awesome Poodles Nov 19 '11 at 8:00
Hmm, I'll make a note with regard to improving the election stats page. – Tim Stone Nov 19 '11 at 14:50

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I finally published my userscript that sorts and helps filter candidates.
For more information, visit the Stack Apps page; it's: Stack Exchange, Election Assistant.
Or get it from GitHub.

The script:

  • Lists candidates in sorted order. Find him/her in a repeatable, predictable, location every page visit.
  • Click on a jump-table row to instantly scroll to that candidate.
  • Save a bookmark that opens the page to that candidate's entry, every time.
  • Like, Hide, or Reject a candidate. Save your data between page visits and between tabs.
  • Provides direct links to a candidate's entry on the Stack Exchange Moderator Candidate Statistics (SEMC) page.
  • If you open one of those SEMC links, the script automatically scrolls to the targeted user (even while the SEMC page loads and settles).
  • If you downvoted a candidate in the primary, then those users are auto-rejected when you visit the primary page.
  • Works on all SE Election pages. (Not tested on Non English sites, but should work except for any formatting issues.)

Filtering in action

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