There is a questions about potential medorators. It exists for some time now and as far as I saw it no new nominations were added. According to a blog entry the nomination lasts seven days. So from my understanding the next step are elections. Is there a fixed timetable when they start? Do we have to take action and if yes, what do we have to do?
As I understand it, moderators pro tempore are appointed by SE, not elected. We will hold our elections once we have matured and can graduate out of beta.
Robert's blog post seems to support this understanding.