I want to know the criteria(requirements) to participate in the moderator election on SO. I know 4 badges, covention, deputy, Civic Duty, Strunk & White are required. Is there any certain amount of reputation required for that? Where can I access the link(given that I've fullfilled all the requirements), to nominate myself? Are there any other requirements?

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    You need a reputation greater than 3000. – Bart Feb 26 '13 at 13:49
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    I would also suggest that (even if you had the reputation) that a name like 'Downvoter' doesn't really show the true spirit of SO. That's like naming yourself PHPSucks or something. There is nothing wrong with calling yourself that, but it wouldn't get you off to the best start. – JonW Feb 26 '13 at 14:15
  • I'm guessing this must be a secondary account since you definitely don't meet the requirements on this one. – Jack Feb 26 '13 at 14:32

In the nomination phase, any community member in good standing with more than 3,000 reputation may nominate themselves to be a community moderator.

Additionally, you must have the following badges:

  • Civic Duty
  • Strunk & White
  • Deputy
  • Convention

Once you meet the minimum requirements, you can nominate yourself by visiting this page, scrolling to the bottom and clicking on the nominate yourself as a candidate link. You can go and visit it now, but the system won't let you submit it until you meet all the requirements.

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  • @Jaguar The link I posted appears to be broken. I'm working on figuring out the correct one. You should be able to visit it even if you don't fulfill the requirements. – Raghav Sood Feb 26 '13 at 13:57
  • @Jaguar I've updated the link to go to the election page, with instructions on what link to click there – Raghav Sood Feb 26 '13 at 13:58

You need 3000 reputation on SO, 300 for elections on other sites. The link is on the election page if you qualify.

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You can get the complete information about 2013 Moderator Election


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