RPG Meta is not a very active place. For our last big discussion (should accepted answers no longer be pinned to the top?), one pro- answer was posted almost immediately, and various con- answers trickled in over the course of weeks. Voting has, at this point, seen one of the last of those con- answers (disclaimer: mine, though it hardly matters for this example) slowly overtake the pro- answer’s lead over the course of more than a month.
The nomination phase of our moderation election takes one week. Meta doesn’t do anything in a week. Plenty of users check Meta less often than that, if voting patterns on featured discussions are anything to go on. I, myself, will have been on vacation for the entire time between the election announcement and the end of the nomination phase; I have had to interact with the nominations solely over my phone, and I am lucky I checked in at all because I had not planned to. And I am one of the most active users of the site.
A week maybe makes sense at Stack Overflow. It doesn’t seem to make sense—at all—here. Meta isn’t terribly representative of the site at the best of times, making our elections necessarily fraught to begin with—this seems like an unnecessary body blow to the legitimacy of the entire process.