It is mid march but I didn't saw any moderator election out yet. When does elections for moderator start?

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    There are no scheduled community moderator elections at this time. See askubuntu.com/election
    – Mitch
    Commented Mar 11, 2015 at 16:10
  • From last 4 years, elections start during jan or feb, but it is mid-march, why not elections yet? Commented Mar 11, 2015 at 16:12
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    Take a look at this, meta.stackoverflow.com/questions/286132/…, it might be related.
    – Mitch
    Commented Mar 11, 2015 at 16:15
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    read comments and the answer, so the election is based on need not on time. Commented Mar 11, 2015 at 16:19
  • In that case it is.
    – Mitch
    Commented Mar 11, 2015 at 16:20
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    actually - we ourselves cannot answer that one. Its not for us to call for an election. Stack Exchange mods do this. lets wait for a SE mod to reply to this.
    – fossfreedom Mod
    Commented Mar 11, 2015 at 16:31
  • @fossfreedom actually, it looks like it is for you to call for an election.
    – John
    Commented Mar 13, 2015 at 18:44

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Moderator elections are not guaranteed to happen every year. They happen only when necessary.

The community team periodically looks at the work load on graduated sites and will reach out to the moderation team if it looks like more help might be needed. Broadly, it's up to the moderation teams to indicate whether they need additional hands, and how many sets of hands would be ideal.

Although we'll reach out to moderators on the anniversary of their last election, just to see how they're doing, elections do not always take place at the same time every year. Sometimes a year can even go by without any election at all. Most elections are scheduled as a result of moderators reaching out to Stack Exchange to ask for additional help. (source)

Additionally, sometimes elections are triggered by the departure of moderators.

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