# Announcing a Pro Tempore election for 2021

Summary: Quantum Computing Stack Exchange began the nomination stage for a special election on June 14 to bring in one more moderator.

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

Starting on June 14, users can nominate themselves. Users can also ask questions on meta for potential moderators to answer. (Use the discussion and election tags.)

On June 21, if there are two or more candidates, we'll run an election. If not, I'll simply appoint the candidates. If there aren't any nominees this week we'll extend the nomination period by an additional week. (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 29.

(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.)