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Elections are held to choose moderators for all sites.

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Show election voting privilege notice next to its button

Clicking on one of the buttons in this election, I saw this notice pop up: But it showed way down here! If my scrollbar had been any farther up the page, I wouldn't have seen that. Can we make the ...
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Election buttons aren't styled anymore

Election buttons, e.g. in this current election seem to lack styling: They used to be blue, like this screenshot (thanks @Machavity):
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What does it mean when the first column is a zero in a site's STV election results file? [duplicate]

Looking at the STV file for the 2015 dba.se election, I see the first few results look like this: 1 0 1 2 0 1 0 1 3 0 1 0 2 3 0 1 0 3 1 0 1 0 3 2 0 According to Jeff's reply on the question about STV ...
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Image uploader close button is not responding on election nomination page [duplicate]

In the election nomination page, the image uploader section have the old UI. The close icon on the page is not responding, so unable to close the uploader page. Screenshot for reference: ...
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Account merge of a candidate nominee in an election hides the candidate

At this moment, we're having an election in Portuguese Stack Overflow. The candidates are nominating themselves. However, at this moment, the page shows that there are 7 candidates, but only 6 show up....
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List of moderators on stackexchange.com doesn't know about pro-tem elections

There's a list of all ♦ moderators in the network on stackexchange.com, with details about when a moderator was elected. However, it doesn't seem to know about pro-tempore elections, which can be seen ...
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Weird candidate block on primary election tab [duplicate]

There is weird candidate information block on the current moderator election on ruSO: Whole block is grayed, no information, no up/down-vote button, score is missaligned etc ... What's going on here? ...
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Election bug: removed candidates can rejoin the election! [duplicate]

So I am an active contributor of Stack Overflow in Russian and I joined the election this year. Because of my ban on MSE (damn it! ;)) my candidacy was removed from the election. But I found out that ...
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Active moderators can join new election [duplicate]

I'm a moderator on Stack Overflow на Русском (Stack Overflow in Russian). Currently there is new election. And suddenly I can join it. I think, an active moderator shouldn't be able to join election.
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Which non-SO elections have had the most candidates?

Every Stack Exchange site moderator election has a box in the sidebar saying: After 7 days, the top 30 nominees, ordered by reputation, advance to the primary phase. However, if there are 10 or fewer ...
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Background checks on election candidates

Does the company run any background checks on users who nominate themselves for elections? For example, can Community Managers see if a candidate deleted an account in that election year? Can CMs see ...
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Should there be a higher standard for moderating election-related content?

I am cross-posting this (with some edits) here to get a wider audience on this matter as it can be an issue for other communities. In that sense, consider this incident as an example and try to ...
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Is it appropriate to cast votes on moderator election candidate questionnaires?

I think it can influence some users to cast election votes for candidates with questionnaires with higher levels of votes (for any matter of subjective reasons), which is IMHO inappropriate and unfair ...
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Please notify voters if a nomination is withdrawn during the election phase

I did recast my votes in an election due to a withdrawn nomination. Thanks to my luck, I didn't waste any of 3 votes. Hopefully no more nominations will be withdrawn without notice. Nomination ...
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How long are moderators supposed to serve? [duplicate]

I'm a relatively new (active) user from Mathematics SE. We are about to have an election and I asked a similar question on the Q&A thread, where I was encouraged to post it here. Rounding up, our ...
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Which moderator election was decided with the smallest margin?

How 'close' can ♦ moderator elections on Stack Exchange get? Has there been an election where a single vote would have made the difference? The Spring 2018 election on Stack Overflow was quite close, ...
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I appealed against a suspension, but the appeal is still pending. Am I going to miss the election?

I've been suspended for 7 days on Stack Overflow but I believe there's been a mistake, so I lodged an appeal. The appeal is still pending. I want to know, am I going to miss the election? Can I still ...
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What happens when a moderator candidate schedules their profile for deletion while the election is going on?

What happens when a moderator candidate schedules their profile for deletion while the election is going on? Just curious. What will happen to the votes that they had already gained?
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Use user card instead of flair on elections

I'd like to see the user card, as displayed on the post, instead of the flair, when choosing candidates in the election. One problem is that if a candidate moderator changes their name and/or profile ...
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Do not allow moderator candidates to change their user names during elections

Some background: Why was this comment chain removed from the moderator questionnaire?: A candidate in the moderator election on SO recently changed her user name to make a statement about something ...
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Grey out all unused vote buttons on old elections

I'm hoping this is a "quick fix", but it's far from a priority. A small change might help a lot here. I got some egg on my face yesterday when I thought there was a bug with old election ...
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Why don't we receive notifications for nomination phase while eligible to “vote”?

As stated here, users don't receive notifications for nomination phase of elections if they are not eligible to nominate themselves. It made sense to me at first glance, but later didn't. Users ...
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Received inbox message about election that is underway, but there is no active election on the site

Just saw this: In words: The Stack Overflow 2020 community moderator election is underway — nominations now being accepted. However, when clicking the message, I was greeted with: Or in words: ...
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Election is missing links to chat, questionnaire and elections site

There is was, @thanks Catija, something wrong with the current Skeptics election: there is no election chatroom (and hence no link to it, but the page still says "Election chat room - discuss ...
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How is the moderator election schedule and backlog these days?

The last I heard (which was months ago): Some sites didn't have enough moderators (e.g. because of resignations) No new elections would be scheduled until after the new moderator agreement was ...
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Improve election results message

When an election is finished, the following message is shown: The results of this election can be viewed online via OpaVote.Download the election data and use OpenSTV for windows or mac to audit ...
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Newsletter showing wrong election date

At Drones.SE, we are holding our first moderator election. I got the newsletter for Drones today and it had this at the top: This is a great advertisement for the election but the dates are wrong. ...
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How can a site without moderators start the process to get elected and/or appointed moderators?

In a chatroom, someone mentioned having trouble with an aged away spam flag on Ask Patents (the spam is still there as of the posting of this question, weeks after it was posted), and another user ...
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Server error when downloading OpenSTV software using link on election pages

The election download OpenSTV links on an election page (example here) do not work and return this page: This happens for all elections. (A note: these links are only shown to users with the required ...
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Allow unsubscribing from moderator elections [duplicate]

I get notifications of elections from every single community I've joined, even if it is just for a single question and I have no interest in the community whatsoever. I know that they don't come super ...
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One character per line in mod election

On every single page for elections (example), I see the first response written one character or word per line, with the name box of the author skewed off to the left: While this is fixed by zooming ...
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Are existing moderators allowed to stand in elections for reconfirmation?

A while ago, I noticed that existing moderators were re-nominating themselves for elections. In other words, the system allows existing moderators to nominate in elections (even though they are ...
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Is there a way to see election summaries across Stack Exchange?

I know that there are currently elections happening on Workplace.SE and Sustainability.SE. A while back there was a meta post ("Experimenting with Pro Tempore elections") indicating that a lot of ...
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Writing desperately needs moderators!

With no active moderation for several months now, Writing SE is slowly but steadily sliding into an unrecoverable state. There is already major cleanup needed, but it CAN still be done. I request that ...
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What is the anticipated time frame for upcoming small site elections?

Background: As I understand it, running elections is labor intensive. There was/is a plan in the works to make them less so, enabling multiple sites to run elections simultaneously. Example -- (...
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Can the number of elections graph from the former Elections site be re-created?

There used to be an elections site that obviously showed how many elections took place each month over time. Image by Tim Stone But that site for reasons unknown to me no longer exists in that form....
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When is an elected moderator shown as “departed” on the election page?

On Philosophy, one of the elected moderators has since deleted their account, and they're shown as "Departed" on the election page: However, on The Workplace, one of the elected moderators still ...
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What if Monica runs for Moderator in an open election?

There is an agreement between Monica Cellio and SE about the slander issues. And an offer to consider using the moderator reinstatement process? which everyone knew before the offer was made she ...
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Broken flair in election page, due to moderator having deleted his account

In the election page for the Philosophy site: One image is broken (see red circle), because it refers to a moderator who has chosen to delete his account lately.
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Why aren't moderators moderating but wait for high-rep users to do it?

I've noticed on a couple of sites that moderators aren't moderating their sites. They seem to be waiting for high-rep users to do it. Some close queues never get empty (even if there are less than 100 ...
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Add a section about “recent” activity in the candidature score

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 ...
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Strange behavior of [caucus] badge

https://ru.stackoverflow.com/help/badges/80/caucus Visit an election during any phase of an active election and have enough reputation to cast a vote. This badge can be awarded multiple times. ...
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Can a fired moderator be elected as a moderator?

While this question is inspired by recent events, it is an independent question and not tied down to any specific moderator or situation. There's precedent for a moderator who resigned their diamond ...
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Ask hard questions on the Moderator Questionnaire

The Stack Exchange Moderator Questionnaire is a routine part of the election process. It's a way for the community to gauge the candidates' fitness for the job; for voters to read a bit into who ...
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Will we really have “democratic” moderator elections?

In the wake of recent events, I tried to find out how many moderators are left on one of the SE sites I frequent. On the "moderators" page, I found the following text: We believe moderation ...
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Is there a plan for dealing with all the moderator vacancies?

As many are aware of by now, a whole bunch of moderators are no longer serving in that capacity. Between all those individuals there are (as of now) about 50 moderator positions that became unfilled ...
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Popup shows HTML tag on election page [duplicate]

This happens on 2019 Moderator Election - Academia Stack Exchange.
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Redundant button on election pages with less than three candidates [duplicate]

I noticed this minor UX bug on the ongoing Open Source SE election page: Each candidate in an SE election page has three buttons next to their candidacy - 1st choice, 2nd choice and 3rd choice. ...
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HTML is showing in election page - give me a `<br>` [duplicate]

This happened while voting on Academia Stack Exchange today. Not the biggest of priorities, of course, but still, figured I should throw it up here.
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Downloaded election data bug?

We just had our first Election over at Spanish.SE -- a Pro Tem election, but an election nonetheless 🎉 There were 2 mod positions available. During the nomination phase, 2 candidates entered the ...

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