Update Your Profile, Get Ready to Vote

The annual IEEE election is around the corner

27 May 2008

The annual IEEE election is around the corner, and it’s time to ensure your ballot reaches you. Make certain that the IEEE has your latest postal and e-mail addresses before 30 June.

This time around, ballots will be mailed by 1 August—one month earlier than in the past—so make sure the address you provide is where you would like the ballot package to be sent. You can access your profile at myIEEE or through the Update Profile application.

The new mailing date is one of several deadline changes to the annual election process that take effect this year. Voting members are to receive a paper ballot via first-class mail, with a postage-paid reply envelope. Included with the material will be information about how to access and return ballots electronically. New members on record as of 30 June, as well as those elevated to member or graduate student member grades on or before that date, are eligible to vote.

The usual booklet provided with the candidates’ biographies will be mailed only to members who voted by paper ballot in last year’s election and to those who indicated in their member profiles that a booklet should be mailed to them. The booklet will not be mailed to members who submitted their ballot electronically or did not vote last year.

Here are the election deadlines:

30 June

  • Eligible voting members must have updated their member profiles.


1 August

  • IEEE annual election ballots are mailed to all voting members by this date.


1 October

  • Last day for ballots to be received from members, by noon Central Daylight Time, USA (17:00 GMT).


13 October

  • Last day for Tellers Committee to announce vote tally to IEEE Board of Directors.
  • Unofficial results reported.


16 November

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


For more information, visit the Annual Election website or contact Carrie Loh, IEEE Corporate Activities, c.loh@ieee.org.


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