IEEE organizational units nominate candidates to be placed on the IEEE Annual Election ballot.
The IEEE N&A recommends individuals for IEEE President-Elect. The IEEE Board of Directors approves the final list which is then included in the IEEE Annual Election. The voting members of the IEEE elect the President-Elect.
IEEE President position description (PDF, 107 KB)
IEEE Divisional nominating committees submit names of candidates for the offices of Division Delegate-Elect/Director-Elect, as applicable.
Division Delegate/Director position description (PDF, 81 KB)
IEEE Regional nominating committees submit names of candidates for the offices of Region Delegate-Elect/Director-Elect, as applicable.
Region Delegate/Director position description (PDF, 84 KB)
IEEE Standards Association submits candidates for the offices of IEEE Standards Association President-Elect, and IEEE Standards Association Board of Governors Members-at-Large, as applicable.
IEEE Technical Activities submits candidates for the office of IEEE Technical Activities Vice President-Elect.
IEEE-USA submits candidates for the offices of IEEE-USA President-Elect and IEEE-USA Member-at-Large.
IEEE-USA President position description (PDF, 79 KB)
Members who are not nominated but who want to run for office may do so by submitting a draft petition to the Board of Directors, to be received at IEEE Headquarters by 12:00 p.m. ET USA (16:00 UTC) on 15 May of the year of the election.
To be eligible for placement on the ballot, potential petition candidates must submit petitions accompanied by the necessary number of valid voting members' signatures received by 12:00 p.m. ET USA (16:00 UTC on the Friday preceding 15 June of the year of the election) and meet other requirements as well.
The number of valid petition signatures required is calculated by using the eligible voting members count as of 31 December in the previous year's IEEE Annual Statistics and this formula:
IEEE Corporate Activities will provide the exact number of signatures required for a specific petition after the IEEE Board of Directors approved the IEEE Annual Statistics at their February meeting. As signatures are obtained, they should be submitted to IEEE Corporate Activities Department, in advance of the deadline date for petitions, in order for staff to begin the verification process.
A signature is considered valid if the signer is eligible to vote for the office sought by the proposed candidate at the time the signature is submitted to IEEE Corporate Activities. Otherwise, the signature is considered invalid.