The 2016 Community Moderator Election is now underway!

Community moderator elections have three phases:

  1. Nomination phase
  2. Primary phase
  3. Election phase

Most elections take between two and three weeks, but this depends on how many candidates there are.

Please visit the official election page at


for more detail, and to participate!

If you have general questions about the election process, or questions for moderator candidates, feel free to ask them here on meta -- just make sure your questions are tagged .

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    $\begingroup$ Can we only nominate ourselves? What if I would like to nominate someone else? $\endgroup$ Jul 11, 2016 at 20:53
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    $\begingroup$ @GentlePurpleRain This is how it works. You can only nominate yourself. If you want someone else to be a moderator, just convince him/her to nominate him/her self. If that specific someone does not want to be a moderator you cannot do much about it. You can write a meta post and if the post gets a lot of upvotes maybe you can convince that someone to nominate him/her self. $\endgroup$
    – Marius
    Jul 11, 2016 at 20:56
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    $\begingroup$ Too late, I nominated the two obvious candidates before realizing that nominate has been commandeered to mean volunteer here. Would be interesting to take this up at English SE. True, though, that nobody should be nominated without having a solid reason to think that they would be willing to serve. $\endgroup$
    – whiskrs
    Jul 11, 2016 at 23:24
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    $\begingroup$ Ooops. guess I didn't nominate anyone, just put up what amount to a couple of campaign posters $\endgroup$
    – whiskrs
    Jul 11, 2016 at 23:43
  • $\begingroup$ How does this work?? For example, say the nomination phase is over, then what?? We vote?? How do we do that?? $\endgroup$
    – Sid
    Jul 18, 2016 at 17:13
  • $\begingroup$ @Sid did you not read the post: "Please visit the official election page at puzzling.stackexchange.com/election for more detail, and to participate!" $\endgroup$
    – user812786
    Jul 20, 2016 at 13:24


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