7 October 2016 - The Proposed IEEE Constitutional Amendment was not approved.
At its November 2015 meeting, the IEEE Board of Directors approved the presentation of proposed revisions to the IEEE Constitution. The revisions, in the form of a single amendment, will be presented to the IEEE voting members for approval as part of the 2016 IEEE annual election ballot.
To adopt this amendment, an affirmative vote of at least two-thirds of all ballots cast is required, provided the total number of those voting is not less than ten percent of all IEEE’s members who are eligible to vote. Ballots marked neither FOR nor AGAINST the proposed amendment will not be counted as votes.
- View the Proposed Amendment (PDF, 301 KB) showing the final approved changes in several formats, including a marked version showing additions and deletions, and a side-by-side comparison of only those sections that contain proposed revisions.
- View the IEEE Board of Directors Statement in Support of the Amendment and Statements in Opposition to the Amendment and Rebuttal Statements (PDF, 190 KB).
- View the corresponding Baseline Bylaws (PDF, 798 KB). At its June 2016 meeting, the IEEE Board of Directors reviewed draft revisions to the IEEE Bylaws that will be considered if the Constitutional Amendment is approved by the members. These “Baseline Bylaws” do not change the current structure of IEEE. The revisions do include the new responsibility of the Assembly with respect to proposing and consulting on amendments to the IEEE Bylaws, and the addition of the Executive Director as a non-voting member of the IEEE Board of Directors.
- View the Timeline of Activities and Deadlines related to the Amendment (PDF, 166 KB).
- View the Institute article about the Amendment (PDF, 139 KB).
- View the announcement about the Amendment provided in the Society Sentinel (PDF, 116 KB).
- View the announcement about the Amendment provided in the SCOOP/MGA News (PDF, 173 KB).
- View the Institute article "Amending the IEEE Constitution: Two sets of Views" (PDF, 410 KB).
- View the Institute article "Clarifications About Proposed Revisions to the IEEE Constitution" (PDF, 294 KB).
For information on the submission of statements of opposition to this Amendment, please reference IEEE Policies (PDF, 1 MB), Section 13.7 Nominations and Elections – Ballot Material. Any such statements must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. ET/2100 UTC-04, 13 May 2016.
Any questions or comments regarding the amendment may be sent to the IEEE Secretary at firstname.lastname@example.org
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