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Elections are held to choose moderators for all graduated sites and some long-term beta sites.

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Upcoming event will have ended in -7 days [migrated]

On Android.SE, the election has the nomination phase extended by 7 days, and as a result, the ending time of the whole election is also postponed by 7 days. However, on sidebar it still shows "ending ...
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“Candidates answers your questions” for older elections links to recently held elections' meta page [duplicate]

I checked with the election (site_address/election) page of Stack Overflow, Super User, and Workplace, and I noticed that on the page of any year's elections, Candidates answers your ...
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Nomination edit page not responsive enough (yet)

The page for adding/editing your nomination during an election has been made (partially) responsive already; the top bar is optimized for the small width and the sidebar widget is moved to the bottom. ...
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Questionnaire link on election page links to the questionnaire of the latest election for all elections

Currently, the link to the questionnaire on election page always goes to the latest questionnaire regardless of which election it is. For example, Movies & TV SE's second election, and the first ...
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Help me opine about a new election system

I have been reflecting on some ideas around our current election system which were (originally) prompted by our pro tem appointment process. First, I think the Community Team needs to get out of the ...
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(Auto) skip/limit the vote when there's no extra candidates?

I just voted in the Engineering election, when I noticed that there are the same number of candidates as there are positions: There is nothing in the Election FAQ about this, but this old, not so ...
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Why don't we hard-prevent users from nominating themselves as a moderator candidate if they were suspended in the past year?

I know that users aren't permitted to nominate themselves as moderator candidates if they were suspended after one year. Additionally, such users are shown a message before posting their nomination. ...
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Additional info about received badges by candidate during election

We have tooltip for this: https://meta.stackexchange.com/a/247138/260198 But it shows only received badges. Would be great to see here complete list of badges with additional hint if user has this ...
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Experimenting with Pro Tempore elections

Last spring, I ran an election on Parenting for a new moderator pro tempore. It went pretty well, so this fall we are going to extend the program to sites that have been in "beta" for years. Here's ...
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Strange behaviour when trying to edit a comment under a nomination post

I was trying to edit the comment I posted under this nomination post in the Mathematics election. I clicked the 'edit' link at the end: which resulted in a comment box with the text 'cancelhelp' and ...
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Suspended user shouldn't be able to run in an election on the site they're suspended on

We're having an election on Worldbuilding, and this week, nominations opened up. A user nominated themselves, but they've been suspended elsewhere on the network and are currently suspended on a ...
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Reintroduce flagging of comments on nominations

As seen by the following meta discussions, there is no voting for or flagging of comments on an election nomination: Unable to flag or vote on comments on moderator nominations I can't upvote ...
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Inconsistent display of deleted former moderators on election pages

On Science Fiction & Fantasy, the election page shows two users elected in 2012 whose have 'departed' the site: However, Webmasters' election page shows a rather broken image instead: Am I ...
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Automatically remove election candidates if they get suspended after nomination

We have an election happening in Magento StackExchange. One of the candidate who is nominated for the election has been suspended by a moderator. But the problem is, his nomination is still there for ...
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Active election pages are broken network-wide

It appears that all the election pages where an active election is supposed to be underway are broken network-wide Programming Code Golf (PCG Meta) Crypto Sites without an election are working fine ...
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The dismiss button (“X”) covers the text on the nomination prompt for recently suspended users

As the title says, the X button on the nomination prompt for recently suspended users covers the text. It looks something like this: This happens in Safari 10.0.2.
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How can I find the election number for a given moderator nomination in the Posts table?

In the Stack Exchange Data Explorer you can find the Moderator nominations by querying the Posts Table for posttypeid = 6, like so: select id as [Post Link] , score , owneruserid as [User ...
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Hats break formatting on mod elections page

I know that mod elections and Winter Bash are spaced in time in general, but using a hat may break formatting on elections page:
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Default tab for completed elections should be “election”, not “nomination”

The election pages have three tabs for the three stages of the election: nomination primary election During each of the stages, the election page will default to tab for that stage. E.g., during ...
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Let's break up with “Graduation” and remove a bunch of “Beta” labels

Over two years ago now, we made a big shift in how we handle "graduation" - nearly severing the connection between "graduation" and site design. We also talked about removing the "beta" label at some ...
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Modify message about voting data due to OpenSTV merging into OpaVote

Messages on moderator election page which showing for an anonymous: or logged in user: should be fixed to refer to "OpaVote" which was early an "OpenSTV". Related bug report already fixed ...
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Display reputation for low-rep candidate as “<1k”

Reputation for low-rep candidates to moderator showed as it is now (i.e. without suffix): My request is to display reputation for such candidates as "<1k" for consistency with high-rep ones ">=...
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Candidate score is given incorrectly for users with less than 1k points

The candidate score displayed on election pages contains a reputation points component of 1 point for each 1k reputation points up to a maximum of 20. However, for candidates with less than 1000 ...
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How to show the election history page when there is an ongoing election?

Viewing the /election page on a site where there is currently no election, e.g. https://stackoverflow.com/election/ shows a list of past elections: However, the same page on a site where there is an ...
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Request for data regarding how user reputation relates to election success

It was pointed out to me recently that, starting with the upcoming Mathematics election, all nominees for a site election must have at minimum 1000 reputation in order to run. Notice: Starting with ...
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Opt out of moderator elections

Please add some way to opt out of moderator elections notifications. I don't have time to research who deserves my vote and therefore I will never vote. Since I'm not taking part, I don't want ...
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Nomination suspension notification modal window z-index issue

I was suspended within the last year and when I tried opening the nomination window, I get this z-index messed up view. The fix is simple. Currently the z-index of the .lightbox is 8950. And our ...
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Disinformation on moderator elections

The edit history of this page says the initial edit was "copied from meta.SO (with minor modifications)". I can't find anything that it could have been copied from. It is asserted there that moderator ...
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Remove link to elections.se from all network sites which conducted an election [duplicate]

As can be seen in elections.stackexchange.com isn't loading, the site http://elections.stackexchange.com/ is closed until further notice (which can take long weeks/months) hence all the links ...
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Why should I be prompted to vote in moderator elections when I'm never on the site?

I have profiles on several Stack Exchange sites, but some of them I hardly ever visit, have very low rep (over the basic 100), and have not answered or asked anything for months (if not a year). Still,...
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How to determine if a beta site is ready to support a post-graduation election?

After a site graduates, we proceed to have moderator elections. The graduation of Mechanics.SE was delayed for around 9 months because it was unable to "support an election": But I don't think ...
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Proportion of unsuccessful mod candidates who rapidly reduce their site involvement?

It often happens online that candidates for mod positions who fail to get elected either leave a site right away or reduce their involvement radically. This suggests that a main reason for their ...
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Is there a Stack Exchange community that went from self-governance (elected moderators) back to moderator appointment?

I had a closer look at the Stack Exchange election procedures. As far as I understand, communities are at some point in time granted "self-governance", in terms of being allowed to hold elections of ...
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Election page for non-existent election gives misleading result

Currently there is an election on Super User. It is the fourth, reachable via https://superuser.com/election/4 . The URLs https://superuser.com/election/<election-id> correctly gives the pages ...
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Elections inbox item is empty in network profile global inbox [duplicate]

I got an inbox message about the elections on Super User yesterday, all good. However, when checking now my global inbox on stackexchange.com network profile, it's empty: The inbox item on the ...
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Allow using the Elections mechanism to vote on Community decisions (direct democracy)

Right now StackExchange has an excellent election mechanism which allows for a fair and transparent voting on Moderation candidacies. However there is no such mechanism for voting on site matters (e.g....
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Moderator candidate statistics - badge count is zero in the elections stack exchange [duplicate]

In the Elections page for the moderator candidate statistics, the badge counts are displaying as zero. For an example, in the recent Travel SE election site the badge counts for main and meta sites ...
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Election notification description is not displaying in the global inbox

Recently I received a notification about the Travel SE election nomination, I can read the notification description in the Recent inbox messages. But the same notification description is not ...
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Notify users of question collection prior to moderator elections

A week before a moderator election starts, the election is announced on meta, with a post asking for questions for the candidates. These questions are collected, and candidates are strongly encouraged ...
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What current moderator elections are happening?

Is there a list of the current elections that are going to be held i.e. in the next week?
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OpenSTV on election page - unavailable anymore

On election page there is a block containing a short description of the process and it has "OpenSTV" mentioned: However the link to OpenSTV (http://www.openstv.org) from that block brings you to the ...
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Completed elections don't show all candidates in the primary phase

On the primary tab of completed elections, only the top 10-finishing candidates are shown. This should be changed to show the primary as it was run, with all candidates (up to 30). Only the election ...
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Why not vote to depose moderators?

Moderator elections on Stack Overflow will begin in a couple of days. From there comes this question: why do we not organize elections, let us say every 3 years, to depose one moderator? My request ...
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Why isn't there a gold badge for participating in moderator elections?

I am curious to know why there isn't a gold badge for participating in many elections on a site. I understand that there is a recurring bronze 'Caucus' badge and recurring silver 'Constituent' badge ...
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Does this sentence violate the 'be nice' policy?

In a chat at a site where an election was held, they were commenting the fact that only half of the members who visited the polls (earning the Caucus badge) had gotten the Constituent badge, and ...
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How to deal with over-aggressive moderation?

Of the various Stack Exchange communities I'm on, there is one that has rather obvious outlier moderation habits. It's a smaller community with only 3 moderators listed. At least one of these ...
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Make rules about candidate eligibility due to suspension more apparent

Some background The nomination phase of the election at Physics.SE started yesterday. When I first visited the nomination page, 7 users had nominated themselves. A few hours later, the number was ...
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Election Up/Down vote stats

I was taking a look at the GIS SE Election Stats page and noticed that the Up/Down vote stats don't match up with the profile Up/Down vote numbers. Stats Page shows 223 down votes: But profile only ...
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Reduce mod election vote skewing by discouraging passerby users from voting

I have many accounts on SE sites with little or no activity, and I get invitations to vote in their elections despite of that. Sure, sensible users will not vote, but sometimes they will, just out of ...
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Prevent mod election skewing by randomizing all election-related post ordering

Mod Election Questionnaire answers are ordered by vote totals by default (evident from visiting one in anonymous browsing mode). It can be (and I suspect is already being) used to steal attention from ...