Robert Cartaino recently announced the following on Meta Stack Overflow:
The nominations for moderator elections will start about 30 days after a site graduates from beta.
Moderator nominations will not be conducted as a meta thread, as they were done with the original sites. We are in the process of creating a custom software module for holding the Moderator nominations. It was the only way to conduct a fair and impartial nomination process, without the quirks of trying to force it into a meta-voting thread.
We just passed 30 days on our first sites. The development is underway so we will start the first round of nominations as soon as the module is ready.
In light of this news (and a double check with Robert), this thread is being closed as no longer relevant.
- Each nomination should be a separate answer. Link the name to the user's profile so we can see their activity.
- The nominee should indicate their acceptance by commenting on (or indeed editing) the answer.
- The top voted nominations can go forward to the vote.
- The voting will be done on a separate question.
- Must be a currently registered user in good standing
- Must have a reasonably high reputation score to indicate active, consistent participation.
- Should exhibit patience and fairness at all times in their questions, answers, and comments.
- Should lead by example, showing respect for their fellow community members in everything they write.
- They should want the responsibility. Nominating users isn’t the same as an obligation. It’s purely voluntary!
Attribution goes to Jeff and ChrisF
More information on how this process will work here (meta.so) and here (blog).