I was wondering if it would be an idea to ask a question on the main site making users aware that they can, and should vote for the coming moderator election? In the last election round the number of voters was disappointingly low (55 votes). This means a mod is chosen based mainly on a select elite group of hi-rep users (an inbred mod so to speak). Shouldn't a mod be chosen based on hundreds of votes instead of tens? We have thousands of users here at this stack.
Could we post a question on the main site urging users to vote?
I am concerned another meta post on this wouldn't make any sense at all. To reach as many people as possible we could write a post as a question on the main site, and bump it up frequently to the top of the page by making small edits to the original post. We do have to make sure to not answer it multiple times in the first few hours after posting I guess as it may make it's way to the hot list :-) I do think a steady number of question upvotes would help though.
Any other ideas on this?
Proposed question restrictions
- Removal of the question promptly after elections are over
- A moderator should post the question