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Is it not possible to nominate others? I read all the pages but it looks like you can only nominate yourself. I think I am not in the top 3 candidates. Is there an accepted way to encourage someone to nominate themselves?

  • $\begingroup$ I imagine the self-nominations are to prevent the scenario of someone being voted in but never having wanted to do the job. Perhaps we can use comments on this post (not this answer of yours but the main post) to tag other users who we want to see nominate themselves. $\endgroup$ Apr 23, 2019 at 21:57
  • $\begingroup$ My experience at Money.SE confirms that a 'draft' would be unwelcome. 2 or 3 members who are very vocal, in a positive way, yet every time I ask if they'd run for a Mod position, they tell me they don't want it. $\endgroup$ Apr 24, 2019 at 11:19
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    $\begingroup$ I did as you suggested. You all have more SE experience than me (maybe?). Feel free to improve my question as always. matheducators.meta.stackexchange.com/questions/610/… $\endgroup$ Apr 24, 2019 at 16:52

On Money.SE a CM posted a Questionnaire for the candidates. Will such a questionnaire be useful or practical for the MESE election?

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    $\begingroup$ I think this is a great idea! $\endgroup$ Apr 24, 2019 at 18:40
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    $\begingroup$ That idea also came up on matheducators.meta.stackexchange.com/questions/595/… It seems that SE is too busy to do it, but we can do it. In a way it's maybe up to the sitting mods to do it when SE says they won't so I'll go ahead. $\endgroup$
    – quid
    Apr 25, 2019 at 20:03

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