I noticed the actual Election phase started last Friday afternoon, and ends tomorrow (Tuesday). Why is the actual voting phase of the election only 4 days long, and 2 of those days are weekend days?
I would have expected it to last a week, as the voting phase is probably the most important part of the election. If a user visits the election page once throughout the entire election processes, we'd ideally like it to be during the voting phase so they cast their vote.
In contrast, the Nomination phase was 7 days (Mon-Mon) and the Primary phase was 5 days (Mon-Fri). It seems strange that the most important phase would run only 4 days (Fri-Tues), and cover the weekend period which is typically a lower-traffic period for SO.
Maybe it just seems weird to me because Programmers.SE just had an Election as well, and their Election phase lasted 8 days (Mon-Tues). They didn't have enough candidates for a Primary phase though.