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2019 Moderator Election

nomination began
Apr 15, 2019 at 20:00
election began
Apr 22, 2019 at 18:00
election cancelled
Apr 22, 2019 at 18:00

On Stack Exchange, we believe the core moderators should come from the community, and be elected by the community itself through popular vote. We hold regular elections to determine who these community moderators will be.

Community moderators are accorded the highest level of privilege on our community, and should themselves be exemplars of positive behavior and leaders within the community.

Our general criteria for moderators is as follows:

  • patient and fair
  • leads by example
  • shows respect for their fellow community members in their actions and words
  • open to some light but firm moderation to keep the community on track and resolve (hopefully) uncommon disputes and exceptions

Full elections have three phases and an optional fourth phase (Primary):

  1. Question Collection
  2. Nomination
  3. Primary
  4. Election

Please participate in the moderator elections by voting, and perhaps even by nominating yourself to be a community moderator!

You may have heard of me, I am an experienced moderator on a number of other Stack Exchange sites.

I've been around Stack Exchange for 10 years so I know how the system is supposed to work and how it actually works (these things might not always be the same thing). I've been a moderator for a good proportion of those years, so I have first hand experience in the skills necessary for the job on this site.

I don't see the extra workload being an issue. We've just had an election on Stack Overflow and we have sufficient active moderators that the workload on each is now manageable.

I will, however, willing concede if someone else steps up and nominates themselves for the role.


This election is over.