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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.

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

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