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I'm really confused on this. I have no idea on several things:

  • When do elections begin?
  • Is there a set time each year?
  • Do elections actually take place each year?
  • Can I vote?
  • Where do I vote?

Etc.

Can someone please help me?

  • Why do we need another faq for this? Isn't this enough? /cc @animuson – ShaWiz Jan 8 '14 at 9:09
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When do elections take place?

The community team periodically looks at the work load on graduated sites and will reach out to the moderation team if it looks like more help might be needed. Broadly, it's up to the moderation teams to indicate whether they need additional hands, and how many sets of hands would be ideal.

Although we'll reach out to moderators on the anniversary of their last election, just to see how they're doing, elections do not always take place at the same time every year. Sometimes a year can even go by without any election at all. Most elections are scheduled as a result of moderators reaching out to Stack Exchange to ask for additional help.

On most beta sites, there are no elections; Stack Exchange will appoint additional pro-tem moderators if additional help is needed. On longer-term beta sites, there might be pro-tem elections.

How and where do I vote?

Please refer to the other FAQ about the election process:

There's an election going on. What's happening and how does it work?

  • Maybe this should mention that "a year from last time" will be different on each site, basically (I guess?) from the date the site became official. Do I understand this correctly? – tripleee Mar 14 '18 at 13:54
  • "Broadly, it's up to the moderation teams to indicate whether they need additional hands, and how many sets of hands would be ideal." Is it a dictatorship? I think you should oblige to have new elections at least every 5 years! "Sometimes a year can even go by without any election at all. " on TeX.SE we have never had an election since the beginning. I'm not saying the current moderators are doing bad, but I think new people can bring new ideas! – CarLaTeX Apr 1 at 4:48

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