Over on Stack Overflow, there are badge requirements for nomination to be moderator including Civic Duty, Strunk & White, Deputy and Convention (source). These requirements are designed to ensure that nominees have a correct understanding for the policies and style of the site.
Obviously imposing those restrictions on Mi Yodeya's election will severly limit the pool (to just me and Shmuel Brin as of now). However, I think the reasoning behind the rule on SO is sound.
As such, I request a requirement for the Quorum badge be added to the current election. It's not much, but I think any mod we elect should at least have this badge, indicating that they have participated in meta, the breeding ground of site policy. Perhaps in future elections the requirements can be increased depending on the size of the community at that time.