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


Up for election in 2014

Chosen by all voting members
  • IEEE president-elect
Chosen by members of all technical societies
  • IEEE Technical Activities vice president-elect

Chosen by members of the respective technical divisions

  • IEEE Division I delegate-elect/director-elect
  • IEEE Division III delegate-elect/director-elect
  • IEEE Division V delegate-elect/director-elect
  • IEEE Division VII delegate-elect/director-elect
  • IEEE Division IX delegate-elect/director-elect
Chosen by members of the respective regions
  • IEEE Region 2 delegate-elect/director-elect
  • IEEE Region 4 delegate-elect/director-elect
  • IEEE Region 6 delegate-elect/director-elect
  • IEEE Region 8 delegate-elect/director-elect
  • IEEE Region 10 delegate-elect/director-elect
Chosen by members in Regions 1-6
  • IEEE-USA president-elect
  • IEEE-USA member-at-large
Chosen by members of the IEEE Standards Association
  • IEEE Standards Association board of governors members-at-large

2014 Deadlines at a glance

15 March
Deadline for organizational units to submit slates of candidates to the IEEE Board of Directors for inclusion on the annual election ballot.
15 April
Deadline for submitting intention to petition for an office on the annual election ballot.
1 May
IEEE 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. The board also announces whether it intends to put forward any constitutional amendments.
13 June
Petition signatures nominating an individual for placement on the annual election ballot must be received by noon EDT USA/16:00 UTC.
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 CDT USA/17:00 UTC.


Election petition

Petitions available for signing:

Sign petition electronically

Petition signatures must be received by 12:00 noon EDT USA/16:00 UTC on Friday, 13 June 2014 to be counted.



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