Questions tagged [election]

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

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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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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 ...