Note: The election date was pushed back a month, due to some ongoing back-end work on the election mechanics, in order to automate some steps.
Summary: Space Exploration Stack Exchange will begin the nomination stage for a special election on February 17, 2020 to bring in one more moderator.
For full details of the process, see the announcement on Meta Stack Exchange. The timeline:
Starting on February 17, 2020, users can nominate themselves. Users can also ask questions on meta for potential moderators to answer. (Use the discussion and election tags.)
On February 24, 2020, if there are two or more candidates, we'll run an election. If not, I'll simply appoint the candidate. (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 March 3, 2020.
(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.