The nomination phase of the moderator elections was scheduled to end now. However, in order for the election to proceed, it is necessary to have at least one more candidate running than there are slots. This allows for there to be actual voting phases, so that the community can actually show that they support the candidates who are running. We will be extending the deadline for nominations for an additional seven days if the current deadline (20:00 UTC) approaches and there are insufficient candidates.
We need leadership to come from within this community, the election can't move forward unless someone wants to take on the responsibility. This was partly why we had an interest check in advance. The idea of elections is not just to appoint moderators - it's also a nice gauge of the community interest in site upkeep. If there aren't enough people interested in the site to have enough candidates for a competitive election, it's not too healthy of a sign for the site.
Did you consider nominating but decided not to for some reason? Now would be a great time to reconsider! Also consider checking out this post from your own Dan, which may help you feel more comfortable with the prospect of stepping up were you on the fence.