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

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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 starts ...
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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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Show banner asking for nominations only when user has enough reputation

When visiting Tor Stack Exchange, I'm seeing the following banner: Want to help moderate this community? We need more candidates in the ongoing election! It's a decent idea for getting more ...
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The message that appears after casting a third vote in a moderator election contains a <br/> [duplicate]

After casting a third vote in the moderator election, this message appears. The <br/> should either be fixed into a newline, or it should be removed altogether. This was originally reported on ...
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Results of Pro Tempore elections experiment

Last year I announced an experiment of electing Pro Tempore moderators. We've completed 26 elections (with 4 more scheduled), including the Parenting pilot. One election, Tezos, picked the initial ...
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Should staff be allowed to vote, edit votes, and change sites?

I know this question isn't going to change company policy externally, much less internally, but I think it's very important that the community gets a voice in this. Should Stack Exchange staff be ...
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Visible `<br/>` tag in the “Thanks for voting popup” [duplicate]

After casting my votes in an election on the network, I had notice popup saying I cast my 3rd vote and thanking me for doing so. However, in the middle of the popup was a visible <br/> tag. See ...
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When can candidates be called up after the election?

In the FAQ there is a line stating that it moderators who "nearly won" elections can be added: In some cases, election runner-ups may later be called in to meet additional demand. Also, there were ...
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Narrow moderator nomination

On Safari in portrait on my iPhone SE, the first moderator nomination is too narrow and is also pushed off the screen at the bottom. I have only seen this with the first nomination on Arqade, but I’m ...
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Can I see my own votes after an election is closed?

I'd like to revisit my own vote after the final results are in. Is this possible? No, I didn't take a screenshot
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Loosen the “no suspension in the past year” requirement for nominees, or at least listen to the community

Recently on Physics SE there's been a dramatic election, where the only 40-scored and top nominee was banned from nominating due to their suspension in the last year, which created a dense wave of ...
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Ask Ubuntu election page is unavailable during current election

Currently there's a moderator election ongoing on Ask Ubuntu, with the nomination phase closing in about one day. Unfortunately, right now the https://askubuntu.com/election page is broken and ...
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Is there a process to handle a user wanting to run in a moderator election, but being absent during the election period?

I recently encouraged a user in chat to run in the pro tempore election on Interpersonal Skills, to which the user responded that they will be quite off the grid during the election period. This ...
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Election schedule: don't end nominations on Mondays

The current method for scheduling moderator elections seems to be, with the usual UTC times, question collection begins: Monday, 20:00-ish (manual) nominations begin: the next Monday, 20:00 ...
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Hide previously suspended nominations unless approved by Community Managers

Recently, Physics SE has finished the 2019 moderator election nomination phase. Earlier today, within 24 hours of the nomination completing, a user was removed from the nominations. The user later ...
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Icon for election is different on community bulletin for main and meta sites

Physics SE has an ongoing election. Here is a screenshot of the community bulletin visible on the main site: This is what I see when I'm on the physics meta site: I believe that the meta ...
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Adjust/don't show pro-tempore election notification if there is no election phase

Woodworking Stack Exchange just had its first pro-tempore election. Well, not really; there was no election phase since there was only one candidate for one seat. Therefore, the election ended as soon ...
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Caucus Badge award multiple times for one election

As shown in the picture below, I received 3 badges (so far) for visiting the Stack Overflow election page.
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Nomination owner highlight is displayer in the comments only after clicking the “show n more comments” link [duplicate]

When navigating to the election nomination page, in the comments section, by default there is no highlight for the nomination owner. But when I click the "show n more comments" link at the end of the ...
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Download software for windows or mac, or Windows or Mac?

After an election ends (example), there's a banner offering readers to download a software to audit the results. However, the names of the two platforms, windows and mac, aren't correctly capitalized ...
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What happens if there are no candidates in an election?

On Freelancing.SE, we are holding our first election. We had three Pro-Tempore mods, one of which is myself. The other two mods are stepping down after the election, and we have two spots open. It's ...
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Broken images on election page

There are broken images on election page of any SE site, e.g. on SO: As suggested by PeterJ in comment opening the flair image leads to HTTP 500 error. Screenshot from the Chrome browser:
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Alignment issue in election - add comment section

There is an alignment issue in the Election - "add comment" UI. The Add Comment button and help link is overlapped with the comment box. Currently the ongoing election in "The Workplace". The issue ...
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I can add comments on an old election

I was looking at an old election page, and I noticed that I am able to add comments, as well as the other standard moderator actions for comments (deleting, editing, etc.): I clicked "add a comment", ...
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Has or does SE suffer from shills or cabals of special interest groups looking to peddle influence or control narrative?

Excerpt from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Why_Wikipedia_is_not_so_great Editors have learned that formation into "gangs" is the most effective way of imposing their views on opposite-...
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Wrong election end date after extending nomination period

There's a moderator election going on on Bicycles Stack Exchange, and according to the homepage, it'll end in two days (2018-11-27 20:00:00Z): However, the election page itself states it's going to ...
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Technical UI bug on the Moderator Election page

Today I checked the Moderator Election Phase page and found a technical glitch. It's the side div stating the choice selection of moderator candidates. Upon scrolling the candidate descriptive answers ...
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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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