Some time ago, in my favorite SE site, we had a moderator election.
Everything was fine, except one of the users who presented themselves hadn't been active in over a year.
Since this user was also high-rep and had done their share of moderator activity in the past (meaning that their "candidate score" was high), they received a lot of votes (note: this is mostly an assumption on why they received so many votes).
I have no problem with this particular user; however, I find the fact that they were inactive for a full year particularly concerning.
I was concerned this person would realize after a few days/weeks that they didn't really care about this SE site anymore and go back to inactivity. And I was also afraid people would vote for them without realizing they were potentially electing an inactive mod.
The election on this SE site is now long over (it has been months) and, as expected, this particular user (who wasn't elected) returned to mostly inactivity.
This leads me to ask for this feature request:
Can we add a section about "recent" activity (less than six months/a year) in the "candidate score"?
I believe a section like this could help voters make more enlightened decisions when it comes to voting.