I have mixed feelings about this being the correct place to ask this, but JNat has explicitly written:
If you have questions about the election process itself, please ask your question on the Spanish Language Meta Site.
so I will ask here.
In a comment on a Meta answer, Charlie wrote:
I have been talking with the CM in charge of this site and I've been told that we need at least four candidates (including me) to have a competitive election (there's 3 positions to fill).
I could not find much information on Meta Stack Exchange about what happens when there are less than four candidates. The only question I found deals with the case of no candidates, but it says:
One site had an election cancelled after this failed, but I don't know what happened with remaining mods -- whether mods who wanted to step down stayed longer or the site ran with fewer mods or what.
So this does not help. What happens then if there are only one, two, or three candidates? Will those candidates become moderators? I understand that the election would not be competitive, but in such a relatively small community as ours, I think that it would be preferable to appoint those (for example) two moderators than to cancel the election and stay at one, or even none.