Summary: Writing Stack Exchange will begin the nomination stage for a special election on July 29 to bring in one more moderator.

For full details of the process, see the announcement on Meta Stack Exchange. The timeline:

  • Starting on July 29, users can nominate themselves. Users can also ask questions on meta for potential moderators to answer. (Use the and tags.)

  • On August 5, if there are two or more candidates, we'll run an election. If not, I'll simply appoint the candidate. (There's a small chance we'll need to remove a nomination, but I doubt that will come up.)

  • If there is an election, we'll announce the results on meta on August 12.

(Note for current moderators: there's no need to nominate yourself even though you'll likely get an email saying you should. The system assumes the first election is a graduation election, which would mean moderators would need to be re-elected. This isn't that sort of election.)

If you have any questions about the process, please stick them in an answer here.

  • 4
    Does this mean that Writing is getting one step closer to graduating?
    – NofP
    Jun 24, 2019 at 21:03
  • 10
    @NofP more that we held off asking for another pro-tem mod thinking a graduation election might be coming soon, but since those wheels are turning slowly and we need the help with our increased activity, we asked for a pro-tem election now. Jun 25, 2019 at 2:50
  • 2
    I think this question title would be a lot clearer if it included the word "moderator". "Pro tempore" is internal SE jargon, and I would suggest avoiding it. Jun 27, 2019 at 17:10
  • 2
    It's hardly "internal," but adding "moderator" can't hurt, sure :)
    – JNat StaffMod
    Jun 27, 2019 at 17:11
  • See 2019 Community Moderator Election
    – user
    Jul 29, 2019 at 20:10
  • Best of luck Cyn and Secespitus!
    – NofP
    Aug 5, 2019 at 21:47
  • The election has just begun :)
    – V2Blast
    Aug 6, 2019 at 3:34


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