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?