It hasn't been long since this community's most recent election, barely more than 2 months ago. However, for personal reasons, moderator elect beeshyams has had to step down from the position. Though their service time was short, we would like to thank them for the work they contributed in this time.
Normally due to the proximity to a prior election, we would look at whether we can pull a runner up from the election to take place. However, as the runner up is the only un-elected candidate who participated in the election, it would be victory by default instead of by voting in that scenario.
After consultation with the current moderator team, it's been deemed necessary that we fill the absence in the team sooner rather than later, so a new election is being prepared to begin collecting questions on January 28th, 2019.
Since this is sudden and so soon after the most recent election, we've opted to make an announcement about this plan well in advance. This is not only to help inform people of the upcoming election so that they may prepare their platforms as candidates, but also to help determine the number of slots. The moderators are suggesting we fill in 2 slots - however, for an election to run we require at least N+1 candidates for an N slot election. More is ideal, but at minimum we must ensure that there is enough candidates for there to actually be a meaningful vote by the community to indicate who they support for the role. Since the prior election had a low turnout, though, we're holding this thread to do a bit of an interest check.
This is not an official nomination thread, but it serves both as a means for users to indicate that they'd be interested in the position, or potentially name other users who they believe may be suitable to the role (assuming that said users agree to run). Based on feedback on this thread, we may adjust the slot count for the election once the question collection phase begins.