Summary: Vi and Vim will begin the nomination stage for a special election on September 10, 2018.

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

  • Between now and the start of the nomination period, users can decide whether to nominate themselves and ask questions of candidates on meta. (Use the and tags.)

  • During the nomination period, users may nominate themselves and answer any questions that might have been asked on meta.

  • At the end of the nomination period, 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, I'll announce the results on meta.

(Note for current moderators: there's no need to nominate yourself even though you'll likely get an email saying you should.)

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

  • How many positions are open?
    – DJMcMayhem
    Commented Aug 30, 2018 at 2:56
  • One @DJMcMayhem; it's on the right sidebar of the election page. Commented Aug 30, 2018 at 10:56
  • Curious about the details here: Is the moderator that comes out of this considered "elected" (for life) or is this a community-driven pro-tem appointment that'll be gone at graduation?
    – user2
    Commented Sep 20, 2018 at 22:07
  • @Undo: The later. Commented Sep 21, 2018 at 0:08


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