Election Countdown: 2009

What you need to know about the upcoming election

6 March 2009

On 1 May, the IEEE Board of Directors will announce the candidates to be placed on the 2009 ballot. The list will include candidates for IEEE President-Elect, selected by the IEEE Board of Directors. Others will be nominees for Delegate-Elect/Director-Elect positions up for election this year who have been submitted by the respective regional and divisional nominating committees. The ballot also will include the nominees for President-Elect and Members-at-Large of the Standards Association Board of Governors; Vice President-Elect, Technical Activities; and IEEE-USA President-Elect and IEEE-USA Member-at-Large. The Board of Directors is also responsible for placing proposed constitutional amendments on the ballot.

Members who are not nominated but want to run for office may do so by submitting a completed petition in a letter to the Board of Directors, to be received at IEEE by 15 April 2009.

For members to be eligible for placement on the ballot, petitions must be accompanied by the necessary number of valid voting members’ signatures. Prospective candidates must meet other requirements as well.

Deadlines at a Glance

15 MARCH

  • Regional nominating committees submit candidates for the offices of regional Delegate-Elect/Director-Elect, as applicable.
  • Divisional nominating committees submit candidates for the office of divisional Delegate-Elect/Director-Elect, as applicable.
  • Standards Association submits candidates for the offices of Standards Association Board of Governors, President-Elect, and Members-at-Large.
  • Technical Activities submits candidates for the office of Technical Activities Vice President-Elect.
  • IEEE-USA submits candidates for the offices of IEEE-USA President-Elect and IEEE-USA Member-at-Large.

15 APRIL

  • Deadline for drafts of petitions to be submitted to the Board of Directors.

1 MAY

  • 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.
  • Board of Directors announces whether it intends to put forward any constitutional amendments.
  • IEEE Corporate Activities must receive initial campaign statements from all nominated annual election candidates.

12 JUNE

  • Petitions for constitutional amendments must be received by noon EDT USA/16:00 GMT.
  • Petition nominations for candidates to be elected by the membership must be received by noon EDT USA/16:00 GMT.
  • Initial statements by principal initiators and opponents of constitutional amendments must be received.
  • Corporate Activities must receive initial campaign statements from individuals to be nominated by petition.

29 JUNE

  • Corporate Activities mails initial 
statements by proponents of proposed constitutional amendments to 
opponents and opponents’ initial statements to proponents.

6 JULY

  • Deadline for rebuttal statements from initiators and opponents on proposed constitutional amendments.

1 AUGUST

  • IEEE annual election ballots are sent to all voting members on record as of 30 June.

1 OCTOBER

  • Last day for receipt of ballots from voting members (by noon CDT USA/17:00 GMT).

8 OCTOBER

  • Last day for ballots to be tallied by Tellers Committee.

13 OCTOBER

  • Last day for announcement of vote tally to IEEE Board of Directors by Tellers Committee.

22 NOVEMBER

  • IEEE Board of Directors acts to accept report of Tellers Committee. Annual election results are made official.

Up for Election in 2009

Chosen by all voting members:

  • IEEE President-Elect

Chosen by members in Regions 1–6:

  • 
IEEE-USA President-Elect
  • 
IEEE-USA Member-at-Large

Chosen by all voting members who are also members of the IEEE Standards Association:

  • IEEE Standards Association 
President-Elect

Chosen by members of the IEEE
 Standards Association:

  • IEEE Standards Association Board of Governors, Members-at-Large

Chosen by members of the respective technical divisions:

  • Technical Activities Vice President-Elect
  • Delegate-Elect/Director-Elect, 
Division II (one-year term)
  • Delegate-Elect/Director-Elect, 
Division IV (one-year term)
  • 
Delegate-Elect/Director-Elect, 
Division VI (one-year term)
  • 
Delegate-Elect/Director-Elect, 
Division VIII (one-year term)
  • 
Delegate-Elect/Director-Elect, 
Division X (one-year term)


Chosen by members 
of the respective regions:

  • Delegate-Elect/Director-Elect, 
Region 1 (two-year term)
  • Delegate-Elect/Director-Elect, 
Region 3 (two-year term)
  • Delegate-Elect/Director-Elect, 
Region 5 (two-year term)
  • Delegate-Elect/Director-Elect, 
Region 7 (two-year term)
  • Delegate-Elect/Director-Elect, 
Region 9 (two-year term)

FOR MORE INFORMATION on election procedures, contact Carrie Loh, IEEE Corporate Activities, at +1 732 562 3934, e-mail: c.loh@ieee.org.

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