On pets we currently have 4 moderators all are active on the site and cover multiple levels of expertise and goegrphical locations.
There is new Experimental Pro Tempore elections for sites still in Beta.
While I don't see where we NEED to have moderator elections here. I do believe that Voting is an important part of community engagement. By denying moderator elections to sites that are successful with well defined scopes and strong communities, we are disenfranchising the community.
New voting would not impact any of the existing moderators. If there was a vote, it would be for an additional moderator. Historically we have had some moderator turn over, as can be seen by awards of the Constable badge.
You can read more about Moderator Pro Tempore,here
So I propose this question, for the near term (next year or so) to the pets.se communitie "Would we like to hold elections for 1 Moderator Pro Tempore?"