Summary: Hardware Recommendations Stack Exchange will begin the nomination stage for a special election on October 17 to bring in 1 more moderator (to replace a moderator removed due to inactivity).
For full details of the process, see the announcement on Meta Stack Exchange. The timeline:
On October 24, if there are 2 or more candidates, the election will move into the voting phase. If not, I'll extend the nomination period for a week. If, at the end of that extension period, there are still fewer than 2 candidates, I'll simply appoint the candidates. (There's a small chance we'll need to remove a nomination.)
If the election moves into the voting phase, I'll announce the results on Meta on November 1 (or November 8, if we need to extend the nomination period).
If you have any questions about the process, please post them in an answer here.