Since enough people have expressed interest in running in the inaugural election, we have been discussing when the election should start in the election chat room. We have been thinking of starting the nomination period on September 26 (concluding Oct 11), October 17 (concluding Nov 1), or later and we still want to hear more people's opinions. Typically the nomination period will last one week, followed by voting for another week.
Vote UP the answer post you agree with the date (Vote DOWN only if you strongly disagree, and provide some reasoning for the disagreement if you can) or provide an alternative answer with a new date and why for others to vote for it.
You can also chat about it in the chat room linked above.
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Note: Since elections in the Stack Exchange network always start on Mondays and conclude on Tuesdays, that puts some limitations on the dates we can choose from. Additionally, the date needs to account for potential holidays, as well as the general election calendar for the rest of the network, since CM oversight is required. Hence the proposed dates.