Just for information: this time, who decided to hold the present moderator elections on academia.se? Is it a decision of our current moderators, because they feel they need more help, or is it a decision that came from the Stack Exchange staff? If so, were our mods consulted? Do they agree?
Reason behind the question: given that there are few candidates, and people have suggested that we may not fill all open positions, it would be interesting to know if our mods expressed the desire to get more workforce.