At the moment there are fewer candidates for moderator than there are slots. What happens if this remains so?
There are, potentially, a few members here that others, including myself, would not like to see as moderators as they seem, in posts and comments, to have too negative an attitude.
If there turn out to be "too few" candidates, it might be useful to let the election proceed but in a different form. "Should X be a moderator? yes/no".
If the no votes outweigh the yes, perhaps the person should not be given diamond status.
It might be useful to do something like this in any case if the number is more than the number of positions but below some other value. The number of open slots is two. Maybe with fewer than five candidates (or some similar value) the form of the election would change.
Disclaimer. This is not directed at any current candidate as I write this.
And maybe it is too late to make any change at present, but it should be considered for future elections, IMO.