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:
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.