2014 Election Countdown

A look at open positions and deadlines

7 March 2014

On 1 May, the IEEE Board of Directors will announce the names of the candidates to be placed on this year’s ballot for the annual election beginning 15 August. Election winners take office in 2015. The ballot includes candidates for IEEE president-elect, who are nominated by the board, as well as nominees for delegate-elect/director-elect openings, submitted by their respective division and region nominating committees. The winner for 2014 IEEE president-elect was announced in November.

The ballot will also include nominees for members-at-large of the IEEE Standards Association Board of Governors; vice president-elect, IEEE Technical Activities; and president-elect and member-at-large, IEEE-USA. The IEEE Board of Directors is also responsible for placing any proposed constitutional amendments on the ballot.

IEEE members who have not been nominated but want to run for office need to submit a petition to the IEEE Board of Directors. The petition must include the necessary number of valid voting members’ signatures, and the petitioner has to meet other requirements as well. Petitions should be sent to the IEEE Operations Center, in Piscataway, N.J.

For more information about the process for getting on the ballot, visit the IEEE Annual Election website or contact corp-election@ieee.org.


Chosen by all voting members

  • IEEE president-elect

Chosen by members of all technical societies

  • IEEE Technical Activities vice president–elect

Chosen by members of the respective technical divisions

  • IEEE Division I delegate-elect/director-elect
  • IEEE Division III delegate-elect/director-elect
  • IEEE Division V delegate-elect/director-elect
  • IEEE Division VII delegate-elect/director-elect
  • IEEE Division IX delegate-elect/director-elect

Chosen by members of the respective regions

  • IEEE Region 2 delegate-elect/director-elect
  • IEEE Region 4 delegate-elect/director-elect
  • IEEE Region 6 delegate-elect/director-elect
  • IEEE Region 8 delegate-elect/director-elect
  • IEEE Region 10 delegate-elect/director-elect

Chosen by members in Regions 1–6

  • IEEE-USA president-elect
  • IEEE-USA member-at-large

Chosen by members of the IEEE Standards Association

  • Standards Association Board of Governors members-at-large


15 March
Deadline for organiza­tional units to submit slates of candidates to the IEEE Board of Directors for inclusion on the annual election ballot.

15 April
Deadline for submitting an intention to file a petition to run for an office on the annual election ballot.

1 May
IEEE Board of Directors submits to the voting membership a list of nominees for IEEE president­-elect, delegate-elect/director-elect, as applicable, and other positions to be elected by voting members for the coming term. The board also announces whether it intends to put forward any constitutional amendments.

13 June
Signed petitions nom­inating an individual for placement on the annual election ballot must be rec­eived by noon EDT USA/16:00 UTC.

15 August
Annual election ballots are sent to all voting members on record as of 30 June. Voters may also begin accessing their ballots electronically.

1 October
Ballots must be received by 1 p.m. EDT USA/17:00 UTC.

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