Literature Stack Exchange will begin the nomination stage for an election on March 28, as your “graduation” election!
On March 21, we'll post a question collection post on Meta, so that the community can post questions they'd like to see the candidates answer.
Starting on March 28, users can nominate themselves. The top questions collected on the previous week will be compiled into a questionnaire on the election page, so that potential moderators can answer them.
The existing moderator team will need to run in the election if they wish to keep their positions.
On April 4, if there are 4 or more candidates, the election will move into the voting phase. If not, we'll extend the nomination period for a week. If, at the end of that extension period, there are still fewer than 4 candidates, we'll cancel the election — and, depending on whether any of the current mods wants to step down or not, might simply appoint the candidates who've nominated and aren't already pro-tem mods, and default to considering this a "pro-tem election" just to try to bring the total number of moderators on the site up to 3 again (for full details of the process, see the announcement on Meta Stack Exchange). (There's a small chance we'll need to remove a nomination.)
If the election moves into the voting phase, we'll announce the results on Meta on April 12 (or April 19, if we need to extend the nomination period).
If you have any questions about the process, please post them in an answer here.