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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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There's an election going on. What's happening and how does it work?

The community bulletin says that there is a moderator election occurring. How does the election work and how can I get involved? Return to FAQ index
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Let's disallow moderator nominations from people who've been suspended in the past year

Well, it's election season again. On sites all over the network, moderators are being selected from among the good folk willing to volunteer their time to help guide and support their communities. I'm ...
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Design-Independent Graduation is on for early September!

This is a follow-up to an earlier discussion Feedback Requested: Design-Independent Graduation. Like the title says, design-independent graduation will go into effect and become our new regular ...
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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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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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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 &...
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What are the details on the "candidate score" which shows during an election?

The way stats used to be shown during a moderator election have recently been changed. It now shows a "candidate score", which appears to be an amalgamation of total rep and certain badges, awarding a ...
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Should Community Moderators be "elected for life", or have terms?

While I applaud the excellent work of all our community moderators, the question has come up: How long will be the elected moderator’s “mandate”? Is it for life, or are we going to have “moderator ...
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How are moderator election votes counted, in plain English?

The election pages' sidebars state that Stack Exchange elections use the Meek STV vote-counting method: After m days, the final voting results will be freely downloadable from this page forever, ...
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Exclude comment flags from the helpful flag count during moderator election

During a Moderator Election we are provided with details about each candidate, including their meta participation (questions and answers) and a total count of helpful flags. These details help to see ...
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Missing links to responses to comments on nomination posts [duplicate]

In the responses tab in my profile, responses to comments on nomination posts include a working link in the page source, but because there's no title the links are empty and useless. When listed in ...
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2014 SO Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection [closed]

In connection with the Stack Overflow moderator elections, we will be holding a Q&A with the candidates. This will be an opportunity for members of the community to pose questions to the ...
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When do moderator elections take place?

I'm really confused on this. I have no idea on several things: When do elections begin? Is there a set time each year? Do elections actually take place each year? Can I vote? Where do I vote? ...
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Do not show the score for users during primaries

I believe that showing the post score for nomination posts during primaries is a bad idea. When I loaded the primaries page during the election, the first thing I saw was a post voted -1. This ...
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Should Moderator Election rules be changed?

If I have ALL of the required badges to be a moderator, save Yearling. Why should that one badge disqualify anyone? Some people have been active users for almost a year. I see no reason why not ...
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Nominations: New Stack Overflow Moderator [closed]

blog.stackoverflow: Stack Overflow 2010 Moderator Election Begins Based on the traffic volume, it's crazy that we have so few Stack Overflow community moderators relative to the site's size and ...
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For moderator elections, bring back the system banner *and* put in the community bulletin box

Currently, we only have 10 nominees in the Stack Overflow moderator elections. Granted, it's only been a day, but given the size of Stack Overflow, the moderator election is something that everyone ...
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Blue background on Nominee comments only when expanded

This is similar to Blue background on the candidates name when commenting on their own nomination, except it's a bug report, not a feature request. Currently, the nominee's comments on his/her own ...
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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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Moderator elections in beta sites?

Per my previous question, it seems like the beta phase of sites is continuing much longer than previously. Currently, pro-temp moderators are nominated when a site is only a few weeks old, when the ...
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Who can split the votes in the primary election

Is this restricted to 1k users? Or can anyone split the vote counts in the primary election?
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Can a fired moderator be elected as a moderator? [duplicate]

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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478 views isn't loading

I can't connect to or — the initial connection times out every time. I check this every week, and it worked fine last time, ...
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How can we improve the Town Hall Digests?

EDIT: Feedback welcomed for the first new style digest posted and the second new digest posted. TL;DR version: If you saw my Town Hall Digests, what can be done to improve them, given Michael Mrozek'...
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Links to election nominations don't work after nominations close [duplicate]

If you go to the election page for an election that's past nominations but still incomplete (for example, Gaming), and then go back to the nominations tab, the individual nominations still have links: ...
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February 2013 Moderator Election - Town Hall Chat Digest [closed]

The following is a "digest" version of the February 2013 Moderator Election Town Hall Chat. The format, as described on Meta Stack Overflow, is one answer to this question for every question ...
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Moderator elections on sites that are 30+ days out of beta (election schedule list)

I was led to believe that, now that the moderator election software has been tested on Math SE, sites that are 30 days or more out of beta will be given the chance to have moderator elections. I was ...
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Include information about elections in the newsletter

It is currently community moderator election at Ask Ubuntu. I just got the Ask Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter and it does not mention the election. An election is a very important event for a Stack Exchange ...
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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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Create a permanent link to the ElectionArea™ during ElectionTime™

I opened this question, and one of the excellent suggestions I got from Tim Post was to open a new request for this feature. I can at least partially understand the reasoning behind not keeping the ...
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November 2011 Moderator Election - Town Hall Chat Digest #1 [closed]

The following is a "digest" version of the November 2011 Moderator Election Town Hall Chat #1. The format, as described on Meta Stack Overflow, is one answer to this question for every ...
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Where can I find a link to community moderator election?

The notification bar with the link disappeared after 48h. From the SO frontpage on, where can I find a concrete link to the moderator elections without the need to peek in my browser history?
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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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What would my Election Candidate score be?

How can I find out what my election candidate score is? For example, on Ask Ubuntu I'd like to see exactly what score I'd have out of 40. A SEDE query would work but I'd like one nicely presented - ...
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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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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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Election primaries appear to perpetually check the candidate reputation

It's been 7 months since the 2011 Stack Overflow election, and it's been a fun ride, hasn't it? A few of us were just reviewing the entries, when we noticed that Tim Post, one of the elected ...
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Election comments have no permalink link [duplicate]

There were previous questions on this already, and according to those it’s also implemented by now. And when looking at the source, I can indeed see an ID being set for every comment on election pages....
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Election primary vote count is no lower than -1

There are currently 2 moderators who have a total vote count of less than 0 during the primary phase. But the total vote count sticks at -1 and is no lower than that. Neal, for example, currently ...
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November 2011 Moderator Election - Town Hall Chat Digest #2

The following is a "digest" version of the November 2011 Moderator Election Town Hall Chat #2. The format, as described on Meta Stack Overflow, is one answer to this question for every ...
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Link to comments in the election [duplicate]

I just tried to link some comment from the election page only to find out there is no link on the timestamp. Is this by design? If so: can this be reconsidered. Sometimes I want to link to comments ...
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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 candidates with more than 100 downvotes are not showing the minus sign against the number of downvotes [duplicate]

On the election page if you click on the number of votes it will show you the breakdown of up and down votes in the same way that question up and down votes can be viewed. But if the candidate has ...
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Elected moderators can nominate themselves

The second round of gaming elections has just started, and I can nominate myself again, despite having won the first round of election. I understand this isn't going to be easy to fix, given that SE ...
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Can we have a facebook.stackoverflow mini-site moderator election? [closed]

The new Facebook partnership has been great and it has attracted a lot of new developers to the site. Unfortunately, it has also attracted a lot of people asking completely off-topic questions and a ...
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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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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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I can't upvote comments to nominations in the Ask Ubuntu Election! [closed]

An election has just begun over on Ask Ubuntu. There is currently one nomination with 4 comments (one of which is mine). However, I can't upvote any of the last three - clicking the upvote arrow doesn'...
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Clarifications requested on the moderator election process

I have some questions about about the moderator election process (which should be decided now, before the list of candidates is fixed and bias may start to creep in): Say the process is as simple as ...
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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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