The 2020 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 .

  • What is the voting system used? Is it simple FPTP (First Past The Post) or is a more sophisticated mechanism the chosen method?
    – Vérace
    Oct 14, 2020 at 7:13
  • @Vérace SE always uses Meek STV.
    – Mast
    Oct 15, 2020 at 11:04
  • @Mast - thanks for that - it's great to see that it's STV PR - albeit slightly different from my own country (Ireland) where we don't do the fractional transfers - less important for elections where there are millions of eligible voters as opposed to StackExchange! Interestingly, in the 6 counties of the North, they use fractional voting - possibly because electoral tensions are a bit more (ahem...) fraught there! :-)
    – Vérace
    Oct 15, 2020 at 11:42
  • @Vérace In some SE elections, less than 50 users vote. There's a bit of a difference indeed.
    – Mast
    Oct 15, 2020 at 12:03


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