Summary: Amateur Radio Stack Exchange will begin the nomination stage for a special election on August 9 to bring in two more moderators.

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

  • Starting on August 9, users can nominate themselves. Users can also ask questions on meta for potential moderators to answer. (Use the and tags.)

  • On August 16, if there are three 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 three candidates, I'll simply appoint the candidates. (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 August 24 (or August 31, if we need to extend the nomination period).

(Note for current moderators: there's no need to nominate yourself even though you'll likely get an email saying you should. The system assumes the first election is a graduation election, which would mean moderators would need to be re-elected. This isn't that sort of election.)

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

  • $\begingroup$ You have no idea how happy you've made me. :-) I edited the title to make sure everyone understands that this is about a moderator election. $\endgroup$ Commented Jun 27, 2021 at 21:59
  • $\begingroup$ I just discovered by looking at the edits to this question that ham.SE has a Twitter account, @StackHam. I had no idea! It tweets about ham.SE questions, presumably automatically. There have been 1,922 tweets, and that user allegedly has 23 followers. $\endgroup$
    – rclocher3
    Commented Jun 29, 2021 at 15:53

2 Answers 2


I will probably throw my hat in the ring.


The election process has begun. You can nominate yourself until the deadline on August 15, which you can withdraw from until then.

And so far, we only have ONE person that has expressed an interested in being a moderator here!

It will NOT consume a lot of your time. We need help! :-)

If you might be interested, What questions do you have? Kindly post them here in an answer.


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