After recent debates here on Meta about the opportunity to elect new moderators I see that a decision has been made and, as they say, now the race is on to be elected. It is the first time I have a chance to see how it works and I am impressed that a fair number of users have immediately proposed themselves as candidates.
What strikes me is that the current candidates are either experienced high-rep users or low-rep user with a limited or unclear contribution to ELU.
It appears that no real prerequisites are necessary to be a candidate and potentially become a ELU moderator, such as a minimum level or reputations and a measurable participation in ELU activities which often generates badges etc. Much of the preferences will likely be based on "I am a good guy and I will be a good moderator, just trust me".
Is it so? or is it just a wrong impression from an inexperienced user like me? While I may express a preference on an experienced user looking at their activities on the site, what should I think about the less expressed ones, and there are quite a few on the list, whose activities are still limited and standard of behaviour is still to be proved?