On the community moderator election page, I see three sets of requirements, in different places.

The main body of text says

For the Stack Overflow election, an eligible candidate for the election must have all of the following badges:

  • Civic Duty

  • Strunk & White

  • Deputy

  • Convention

At the bottom,

You need all of the following badges to nominate yourself as a candidate: Strunk & White, Civic Duty, Deputy, and Convention.

Then off to the side,

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

I'm not sure if the first one refers to a different event or phase ("election" vs. "nomination"), but the last two certainly seem (to me) to be at odds.

Does someone need reputation, badges, or both to be nominated?

This is not a duplicate of There's an election going on. What's happening and how does it work?, which mentions nothing about 3,000 reputation.

If anything, this is a duplicate of (currently unanswered) Eligibility requirements for Stack Overflow moderator elections.

  • I guess it's both... but perhaps the former is checked only at election time. Just like Schwarzenegger could probably run for President, but never actually take office
    – Pekka
    Feb 10, 2014 at 20:26
  • @Pëkka, I might think so...but the second statement seems to say otherwise. Feb 10, 2014 at 20:28
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    Ah, I see. But it's arguably minor -> bottom line: if you want to run, you need those badges.
    – Pekka
    Feb 10, 2014 at 20:29
  • Two of your bullets "Civic" and "Duty" are actually a single badge "Civic Duty".
    – Sergey K.
    Feb 10, 2014 at 20:37
  • @Pëkka, so you think it is badges and points? Feb 10, 2014 at 21:12
  • @Paul yup, definitely. The points used to be a hard limit and the badges were manually checked later int he process... not sure how it works these days
    – Pekka
    Feb 10, 2014 at 21:13
  • Did you try to nominate yourself? Did the system let you start?
    – Wooble
    Feb 10, 2014 at 21:15