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Elections are held to choose moderators for the Mathematics Stack Exchange site.

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2017 Election Results: Congratulations to the new moderators!

The 2017 elections are over. By analyzing the OpaSTV file with the voting data, the result of the 2017 moderator elections are as follows (with no particular order): In the name of all the users on ...
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2014 Election Results: Congratulations to the new moderators!

The 2014 elections are over. Analyzing the OpenSTV file (you may view an online summary report here as well) the results are as follows (with no particular order): At the same time, I'd like to thank ...
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2013 Election Results: Congratulations to the new moderators!

The 2013 elections are over, and it's time to congratulate the winners, our new moderators: Good luck in your new positions, and may the force be with you! In the same breath, I wish to thank again ...
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2018 Community Moderator Election Results

Mathematics's seventh moderator election has come to a close, the votes have been tallied, and the 2 new moderators are: They'll be joining the existing crew shortly — please thank them for ...
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It is ridiculous that people like me can nominate

You should have at least 10.000 reputation, and be active for at least a year, otherwise the nominations get spoiled with kiddos like me that have no chance, and should not have a chance to become a ...
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2020 Election Results: Congratulations to our new moderator!

The 2020 elections are over. By analyzing the OpaSTV file with the voting data, I'd like to welcome to the moderators' team the winner of the 2020 moderator elections, who is: You can see the results ...
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2020 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire

In connection with the 2020 moderator election, we are holding a Q&A thread for the candidates. Questions collected from an earlier thread have been compiled into this one, which shall now serve ...
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Some lessons to learn from the 2017 elections

So, the election are over. Some statistics and factoids of interest. From the election page: 22,919 voters were eligible, 9,261 visited the site during the election, 4,655 visited the election ...
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2014 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire

In connection with the moderator elections, we are holding a Q&A thread for the candidates. Questions collected from an earlier thread have been compiled into this one, which shall now serve as ...
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2017 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire

In connection with the moderator elections, we are holding a Q&A thread for the candidates. Questions collected from an earlier thread have been compiled into this one, which shall now serve as ...
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The unofficial 2018 elections nomination post

There is a moderator election about to happen; we shall elect two new moderators that will reinforce the team. The procedure dictates that candidates self-nominate (this is not yet possible). ...
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How does the voting in the election work?

How does the voting in the elections work? I know that we elect one moderator and I have heard there are three votes to be cast. How does this work exactly? What are the implications of casting more ...
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2018 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire

In connection with the moderator elections, we are holding a Q&A thread for the candidates. Questions collected from an earlier thread have been compiled into this one, which shall now serve as ...
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Can we somehow minimize the trolling on the election page?

It seems that several of the currently $17$ candidates are not in the race seriously. Their statement reads "Don't vote for me" in one way or another. Can we perhaps make sure that this behavior is ...
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2018 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection

Mathematics Stack Exchange will be hosting an election on July 30th, 2018. In connection with that, we will be holding a Q&A with the candidates. This will be an opportunity for members of the ...
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2017 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection

Mathematics Stack Exchange is scheduled for an election next week, October 2nd.In connection with that, we will be holding a Q&A with the candidates. This will be an opportunity for members of ...
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2013 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire

In connection with the moderator elections, we are holding a Q&A thread for the candidates. Questions collected from an earlier thread have been compiled into this one, which shall now serve as ...
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Only 300 reputation points needed to nominate as moderator?

In the nomination phase, any community member in good standing with more than 300 reputation may nominate themselves to be a community moderator. 300 reputations points seems ridiculously low to ...
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How to ensure candidates pre-commit for next election

This is a follow up to How can we best judge who has the skills to be a moderator? . Two moderators have recently resigned, and they say there will be another election soon. Some recent elections had ...
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2013 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection [closed]

In connection with the moderator elections, we will be holding a Q&A with the candidates. This will be an opportunity for members of the community to pose questions to the candidates on the topic ...
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2020 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection [closed]

The purpose of this thread was to collect questions for the questionnaire. The questionnaire is now live, and you may find it here. Mathematics Stack Exchange is scheduled to begin an election next ...
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2014 Nominations for moderator on Math.SE

As suggested on the chat of Mathematics 2014 Moderator Election, I'm opening this thread to give us an opportunity to nominate our choices for moderator. Please state the your candidate election and ...
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Low voter turnout in elections

Before the election mania is over let us do some analysis of the trends in elections so far. The relevant data is presented in the following table \begin{array}{|r|r|r|r|r|} \hline\\ \text{Year} &...
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Community Moderator Election Format and Design

Thanks for all your feedback on this format and design document. The 2010 Mathematics Community Moderator Election is now underway. We're preparing the election page now. Here is how we think it will ...
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2011 Community Moderator Election

With the growth of the Math Stack Exchange, it is time once again to hold Community Moderator Elections. The winners of this election will be joining our current group of moderators. The 2011 ...
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Low quality of election nominees

I recently noticed that elections for 3 moderator positions were going to be held. I looked through the list of candidates so far, and actually found people with, like 500 reputation, among the ...
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How much experience should a potential moderator have?

How much experience should a potential moderator have, in order to be considered a suitable candidate? This question was inspired by reading some of the responses to the candidates posts. Which read ...
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2012 Community Moderator Election

The 2012 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks,...
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Primary in moderator election - did it help?

This question is designed to pull out specific feedback and views on the primary election in the 2013 moderator election. Early comments suggest that there were lots of primary only voters who may not ...
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Should problem statement questions be an issue for the election?

When I first heard it suggested, it seemed almost obvious that moderators should say something about the PSQ (problem statement question) issue. However, after some reflection, I no longer consider it ...
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List of questions for candidates in 2010 moderator election

This thread is opened for questions addressed to (all) the candidates in the December 2010 moderator election. If questions are kept simple enough they can be answered fully in the comments, and ...
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The unofficial 2020 elections nomination thread

We will have an election soon to elect 1 new moderator. Continuing the tradition from past elections (2014, 2017, 2018) we have a thread where people can nominate other people. Since candidacy is ...
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2017 Moderator Election: Nominating another user to consider running for a moderation slot.

I'm sort of modeling this post after Aaron Maroja's 2014 meta post posted prior to the last moderator election, held in 2014. (So his post inspired this post.) I think that some of the best leaders, ...
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How did a candidate nominate themselves after the deadline?

User Way to infinity nominated themselves at 20:11:59 UTC: And yet the nomination period ended 20:00:00 UTC: This isn't really normal, I believe. If I had to guess, the user opened the nomination ...
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Inadequate Notification and Timeline for 2018 Election

I apologize for complaining, but I'm rather taken aback by how the site has decided to run the 2018 election. I don't check the main site on a daily basis, and I visit Meta even more infrequently---...
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How important are the “age” and “identity” of a moderator?

This question is inspired by an answer of Asaf Karagila in this thread. According to comments beneath Asaf's answer which shows existence of a wide range of ideas about this subject, it seems ...
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Do I have to cast three votes in the election?

We are given three votes to cast in the moderator election. What happens if one casts only one or two votes? And how does such behavior plays within the STV system used?
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Why are 3 moderator positions available in the December 2014 election?

Recently Willie Wong announced that he is retiring as moderator. A moderator election just started, in which there are 3 available positions. This makes me wonder: Are other moderator retirements ...
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Elections: How candidates advance from the primary phase to the election phase?

I have a question on how the top $10$ primary candidates will proceed to the election phase. The election page says After 4 days, the top 10 candidates based on primary vote score proceed onward to ...
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Why can't we upvote comments on nominations?

Why can't we upvote comments on nominations? Normally a user can vote on a comment to indicate that they agree with the sentiment it contains; this saves them from having to post a similar comment. ...
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Where do the (many) voters in the 2014 community moderator election come from?

Togeter with the results, it would be interesting to get an analysis to see where generally the many active voters in this election have come from. This could for example be done by looking (...
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What is the deal with this “troll” question? [closed]

About an hour ago, an apparently brand-new user posted this absurd question. Because I suspect it will be deleted soon, here it is in full: Physics teacher gave really hard math problem I really need ...
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2013 Community Moderator Election

The 2013 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks,...
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Two flairs for Qiaochu Yuan

Heads up: on the $2010$ moderator election page and the main elections page, there are two flairs for Qiaochu Yuan present. Am I the only seeing this or is it intentional?
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Questioning a user who submitted their nomination at the last minute?

The nominations for the moderator election have just closed, and one user submitted their nomination at the last possible minute (well, okay, with 4 minutes to go). There is now no "comment" link on ...
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2020 Community Moderator Election

The 2020 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks, ...
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2017 Community Moderator Election Results [duplicate]

Mathematics's sixth moderator election has come to a close, the votes have been tallied, and the 2 new moderators are: They'll be joining the existing crew shortly — please thank them for ...
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2012 Moderator Election - Town Hall Chat Digest

The following is a "digest" version of the 2012 Moderator Election Town Hall Chat. The format, as described on Meta Stack Overflow, is one answer to this question for every question asked in the Town ...
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Can the moderator candidate nomination display order be randomized?

Currently, the nominations are displayed in reverse chronological order on the time the candidate submitted their name. This seems to disadvantage those who were quickest to submit their nomination. ...
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2014 Community Moderator Election

The 2014 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks,...