Questions tagged [election]

Elections are held to elect new moderators for a given site. Use this tag for questions regarding the election process, questions regarding a specific election should be posted on that sites meta.

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Link to candidate you voted for on election page not completely working

In the "Your final votes" section of election pages, when you hover over the name of a candidate you voted for, the mouse pointer seems to suggest you can click on it, but nothing happens. ...
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Moderator missing on election overview page

We have three moderators on Spanish Language Stack Exchange. Yet if you look at the election page, you only see two of us: Why isn't Charlie shown in the results of the first election? That election ...
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Can you help Stack Exchange find the missing election?

There is an oddity we encountered during development of the ElectionBot that might or might not be by-design. Normally, elections are numbered sequentially, and thus we assumed this is a reliable ...
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Orphaned "close this dialog" dialog when viewing a completed election as a moderator on mobile

When viewing a completed election on a site where you are a moderator while on mobile, a "close this dialog" dialog appears at the bottom of the page. It looks like the same thing that ...
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How many users eligible to vote were active in the three months preceding an election?

I would like to know, among the number of users eligible to vote in an election, how many have actually visited a site or been active e.g voting, reviewing, commenting etc. in the three months ...
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Change blog link in election text to HTTPS

The introductory text for elections contains the following paragraph with a link that's still HTTP: Community moderators are accorded the highest level of privilege on our community, and should ...
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"Please consider nominating in the current election" banner is shown to anonymous and low-rep users

If you visit a site that has a running election in the nomination phase (example, at the time of writing the post), you get a banner with the following message: We need your help! Please consider ...
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Empty banner on election page for future elections

When viewing the election page of an election which hasn't started yet, there's an empty blue banner at the bottom: It should either be hidden, or filled with something like Nominations will start ...
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A day in the life of a moderator

An election is being scheduled on one of the sites that I participate on, and one of the moderators took some time to write a description of what being a moderator is like from their perspective. I ...
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Server error for non-diamonds when attempting to look at some old election pages

When I attempt to access the "Nomination" phase of an election which has concluded, I get the "Oops! Something Bad Happened" page. This happens both on sites which I am a member of ...
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If a pro-tem moderator was elected (not appointed), do they then face another election when a beta site graduates?

Many pro-tem moderators on older beta sites appear to have been appointed. However, for newer beta sites and in some cases of long running beta sites, they are now actually elected in. The question is,...
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In the 'Responses' tab on the profile, comments on nomination posts should link to the comment instead of to the nomination post

I received a reply to a comment I posted under a nomination in the current election on Mathematics SE. It shows up in my 'Responses' tab on my profile with the heading '2021 Moderator Election' (...
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Is it intentional that nomination posts can be edited by the candidates even after the nomination phase has ended?

In the ongoing election on Mathematics, one of the candidates noticed that they are able to edit their nomination post even after the nomination phase has ended. The nomination posts otherwise seem to ...
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Election: Questionnaire history is titled "Revisions to unknown"

On the Mathematics election page, there is a minor bug in that clicking on a candidate's questionnaire history from the drop-down box [it looks like "history" has a larger font size?] leads ...
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Caucus badges can be earned after an election

The description of the Caucus badge says: "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." At ...
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Please make voting in an election keyboard-accessible

Voting in an election requires drag-and-drop interaction and is currently impossible using only the keyboard. This mode of interaction excludes anyone who cannot use a pointing device, such as blind ...
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The "elected in 20XX" link on the moderators tab does not show the most recent election for moderators that have been elected more than once

RPG just concluded their election, and one of our new moderators is actually an old moderator, nitsua60. The Moderators page in the users tab says nitsua60 was elected in 2017, and links to the 2017 ...
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Sort elections from newest to oldest by default

Currently, the Stack Overflow election page is a bit long, and the elections are sorted from oldest to newest. It takes a bit of scrolling to the most recent result - would be nice to have them sorted ...
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OpaVote finds 3 more votes than the election page BLT

In the recent SO moderator election, OpaVote says that there were 28331 ballots. Downloading the .blt file from OpaVote and summing the vote weight also results in a total vote weight of 28331 as ...
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What should be the most important thing to consider when electing moderators? [closed]

I myself always prioritize candidates with the highest reputation number (like 30k rep). I say to myself, "well, if a user is good enough in asking and/or answering questions and they are very ...
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Introduce a clear visual indicator that confirms that one's vote counts in the election

During our current election on rpg.se multiple times, we have encountered uncertainty about whether dragging and dropping our candidates inside the voting box is sufficient for voting or if one has to ...
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"(drag next selection here)" is treated as a candidate in an election

I have recently came across a very strange bug. "(drag next selection here)" gets treated as a candidate. I attached a GIF image to reproduce it exactly: https://i.imgur.com/xXgiiNT.mp4 As ...
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Mod candidates can be dragged under the "Clear all" button when voting in an election

If all moderator candidates are added to the voting list, then when moving their order around, you're able to place them under the "Clear All" button in the list. Pics below from Board & ...
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Election page's candidate count still counts withdrawn candidates

Stack Overflow is currently undergoing an election period. It originally had six candidates, but one was withdrawn using the new functionality introduced back in March (details here). There seems to ...
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Candidates whose nominations have been withdrawn are still visible in the dropdown on mobile

When a candidate's nomination is withdrawn, their username is removed from the menu that lists candidates to be added to the ballot (on desktop). However, on mobile (responsive mode), the dropdown ...
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Why are election statistics only shown to moderators during the nomination phase?

When an election finishes, you can see a report with some voter statistics: However, today I discovered that this information is also shown to ♦ moderators during an ongoing election: I'm not sure ...
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Split moderator election nomination phase into private submission phase and public commenting/discussion phase

Context This post is inspired by two controversies that arose during the nomination phase of the current Stack Overflow moderator election. One of them pertains to allegations of plagiarism by one of ...
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Allow following site elections

A couple of new elections have popped up that I would like to keep tabs on, and I'm still missing being able to get updates to the election post in my inbox. We had an election happening on English ...
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Don't automatically post a "$year Community Moderator Election" meta post

Every election, the Community user posts an announcement post. Here they are on Stack Overflow, for instance. In 2020, they appear to have started becoming featured as well (which a Stack Overflow ...
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"Read more" link doesn't appear on Election page

Using Firefox 93 on a Mac, the "Read more" link to expand moderator nomination statements doesn't appear. See image here from the TeX.se moderator election page.
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Implement a "waiting period" between the close of nominations and the voting stage(s) of elections

During elections, the primary or election phase (depending on the number of candidates and open spots) begins immediately after the nominations phase closes. One consequence of this is that comments ...
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Vote-totals tooltip says moderator nominations are questions, on the Primary election-phase tab

On the Primary tab of the 2021 Stack Overflow election, the "vote totals" tooltip says candidate nominations are questions: Could we change that to say something like: to be more accurate, ...
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Comment links don't show up on election pages if there are query strings or parameters in the URL

In Biblical Hermeneutics' election page, the comment links (on timestamps of the comments) are clickable if I visit https://hermeneutics.stackexchange.com/election directly. If I visit the election ...
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Short links to comments on election nominations lead to server error

First off, this is probably the least significant bug I've ever reported. I'm not sure it's actually worth fixing. But it is a bug, so for completeness's sake... (and hey, maybe someone at SE is ...
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"History" button is not aligned with the other links on the election page

I noticed that the "history" button is positioned slightly higher than the other links/buttons. This can be observed on the current Stack Overflow election page (yes, it's just one pixel but ...
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What is the reference date for reputation levels regarding moderator elections?

The entry on the community wiki answered all but one of my questions regarding moderator elections. I understand that 300 (3000 on SO, 1000 on Mathematics.SE) reputation is needed to nominate yourself,...
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Ensure that all relevant elections details are available on all screen sizes

Gardening & Landscaping is running an election at the moment. Users that log into …/elections from devices with differently-sized screens get vastly different levels of information regarding the ...
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Is there any other way to view the election results on Android?

The election on Linguistics SE ended just now and I can't see the results on Android. In the pop-up, it says: This election ended 26 mins ago. Download the election data and use OpenSTV for Windows ...
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Inconsistency in displaying the results of elections on sites after their first election?

The election results for Physical Fitness SE show only one user: Two other users ran in the election and presumably were not added to the list in the above screenshot, because they already had their ♦...
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“You should only rank the candidates you think would make good moderators.” – really?

The current election interface advises: You should only rank the candidates you think would make good moderators. Why? I see two potential scenarios, both of which are dissatisfying: The STV system ...
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The “history” link under nominations on election pages is dislocated and larger than the others

Under nominations on election pages, there are three links: link, history, and flag. For some reason the history link is shown in a slightly larger font and also a bit higher than the others: I ...
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Provide image alt text for the flair images on the /election page

Inspired by this question. Currently the user flair on the /election [SO] page has no Alt-atribute. This makes it hard to see which users won an election when images can't be viewed for whatever ...
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Moderator Elections: tools for Community Managers

We have just wrapped up our project to make it easier for our community managers to run moderator elections for our Stack Exchange sites. Between April and June, we released a number of administrative ...
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Moderator Elections: new questionnaire UI

As part of our project to make it easier for our community managers to run moderator elections for our Stack Exchange sites, we've just released new functionality related to creating, answering and ...
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Bug in displaying previous year's election results [duplicate]

Today I visited the Workplace election result page to find who got selected as the moderators. But in the results of the year 2018, I found something strange. It displays the username Snow. Snow has ...
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Improve the placement of the "you need 150 reputation" banner in the election [duplicate]

I know I'm not eligible to vote in the election at The Workplace. But it stuck me as odd that I wasn't warned about that when I tried to do so. Well, it turned out I was wrong, but the banner was ...
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Voting buttons lose their style after voting for any candidate in election page

In the current election voting page, after voting for any of the choices, the voting buttons lose their style for the remaining candidates. Initially the voting buttons look like below: After voting ...
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Alignment of votes in Election

I have elected 3 users in The Workplace election. The votes I casted are shown below the Election Phase tab. Then they stand still in the right, even when I scroll down. But they stand still even ...
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Moderator Elections functionality: voting UI, commenting and flagging

As we mentioned In our Community & Public Platform strategy & roadmap for Q1 2021, we've been working on a project to make it easier for our community managers to run moderator elections for ...
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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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