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Software Quality Assurance & Testing Stack Exchange will begin the nomination stage for an election on 20 September 2021, as your “graduation” election (as a result of having lost your beta label a while back).

The timeline:

  • Today, I've posted a question collection post on Meta, so that the community can post questions they'd like to see the candidates answer.

  • Starting on 20 September, users can nominate themselves. The top questions collected on the previous week will be compiled into a questionnaire on the election page, so that potential moderators can answer them.

  • The existing moderator team will need to run in the election if they wish to keep their positions.

  • On 27 September, if there are four or more candidates, we'll run an election. If not, I'll extend the nomination period for a week. If, at the end of that extension period there are still less than four candidates, I'll simply appoint the candidates who've nominated (and aren't already pro-tem mods) and we'll default to considering this a "pro-tem election" (for full details of the process, see the announcement on Meta Stack Exchange). (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 on 5 October (or 12 October, if we need to extend the nomination period).

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

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