So the moderator election stuff is obviously "weird" and not stress tested like the rest of the system, and I don't even know if this is worth fixing. But, I got notified when I commented on my own nomination, which doesn't make sense; just like anywhere else, I already know that I made a post (promise!).
I apologize for filling Meta with bug posts and other not-about-site-content posts today. If there is a better alternative kindly let me know and I will do that instead.
Edit: It's fine, this is what meta is for, after all.