# Announcing a Pro Tempore election for 2021

Earth Science Stack Exchange will begin the nomination stage for a special election beginning on May 24th to bring in one more moderator.

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

• Starting on May 24, users can nominate themselves. Users can also ask questions on meta for potential moderators to answer. (Use the discussion and election tags.)

• On May 31, if there are two or more candidates, we'll run an election. If not, 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 June 8.

(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.

• Do you mean June 11 for the results? – Jean-Marie Prival May 21 at 11:20
• Thanks @Jean-MariePrival Fixed that! :) – Catija May 24 at 21:23