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The voting membership of IEEE annually elects officers that serve on the top-tier IEEE governing bodies.

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Election 2014

The annual election ballots have been mailed to all eligible voting members via first-class postal mail. Members may access and return their ballot electronically or return their ballot by using the postage-paid reply envelope included in their ballot package.

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Get to know the 2015 President-Elect candidates

The Institute has interviewed the three candidates for 2015 IEEE President-Elect: Barry L. Shoop, Frederick C. Mintzer, and Tariq S. Durrani. Learn about who they are, their vision for the future of the organization, and their views on education, mentorship, and emerging technologies in the videos below.

2015 President Elect Candidates

Barry Shoop (left), Fred Mintzer have been nominated by IEEE Board of Directors. Tariq Durrani (right) was nominated by petition.

Interview questions:

  1. Please tell us about yourself.
  2. If elected, what would be your top two priorities?
  3. What is your take on whether engineers are in demand, and how can IEEE help its members land jobs?
  4. Do you believe an engineering degree qualifies one to succeed at the top levels of management? And what skills do you have that would make you a strong leader for IEEE?
  5. What do you believe is the greatest need that technology could help with in underserved communities?
  6. What emerging area do you feel IEEE should devote more time and resources to, and why?
  7. What ideas do you have on how to engage the next generation to pursue a career in one of the STEM fields?
  8. Tell us about the role mentorship played in your life and if you believe IEEE should do more in the way of mentoring its members.

Video transcripts


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2014 deadlines at a glance

15 August
IEEE annual election ballots are sent to all voting members on record as of 30 June. Voters can also begin accessing their ballots electronically.
1 October
Ballots must be received by noon CT USA/17:00 UTC.



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