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How does the moderator restoration procedure relate to a former moderator getting re-elected by a community? I asked this a while back and never got an official answer.

The moderator restoration process seems to indicate that a favorable result for the former moderator results in immediate restoration of their diamond, without any need for an election or even any community involvement at all. Is this intended to imply that the former moderator may alternately choose to seek restoration by being re-elected by one of the Stack Exchange communities, or is it intended as the sole restoration process and/or a prerequisite for seeking re-election?