IEEE President-Elect candidates

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. 

  • 15 March: slate of candidates must be received by the IEEE Board of Directors
  • 1 May: IEEE Board of Directors submits to the voting membership a list of nominees to be elected by voting members for the coming term

IEEE President position description (PDF, 107 KB)

IEEE Division Delegate-Elect/Director-Elect candidates

IEEE Divisional nominating committees submit names of candidates for the offices of Division Delegate-Elect/Director-Elect, as applicable. 

  • 15 March: slate of candidates must be received by the IEEE Board of Directors
  • 1 May: IEEE Board of Directors submits to the voting membership a list of nominees to be elected by voting members for the coming term

Division Delegate/Director position description (PDF, 81 KB)

IEEE Region Delegate-Elect/Director-Elect candidates

IEEE Regional nominating committees submit names of candidates for the offices of Region Delegate-Elect/Director-Elect, as applicable.

  • 15 March: slate of candidates must be received by the IEEE Board of Directors
  • 1 May: IEEE Board of Directors submits to the voting membership a list of nominees to be elected by voting members for the coming term

Region Delegate/Director position description (PDF, 84 KB)

IEEE Standards Association candidates

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.

  • 15 March: slate of candidates must be received by the IEEE Board of Directors
  • 1 May: IEEE Board of Directors submits to the voting membership a list of nominees to be elected by voting members for the coming term

Standards Association President-Elect position description (PDF, 86 KB)

IEEE Technical Activities Vice President-Elect candidates

IEEE Technical Activities submits candidates for the office of IEEE Technical Activities Vice President-Elect.

  • 15 March: slate of candidates must be received by the IEEE Board of Directors
  • 1 May: IEEE Board of Directors submits to the voting membership a list of nominees to be elected by voting members for the coming term

Technical Activities Vice President position description (PDF, 85 KB)

IEEE-USA candidates

IEEE-USA submits candidates for the offices of IEEE-USA President-Elect and IEEE-USA Member-at-Large.

  • 15 March: slate of candidates must be received by the IEEE Board of Directors
  • 1 May: IEEE Board of Directors submits to the voting membership a list of nominees to be elected by voting members for the coming term

IEEE-USA President position description (PDF, 79 KB)

Candidate petition process

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 noon 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 noon 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:

  • For all positions where the electorate is less than 30,000 voting members, signatures shall be required from 2% of the eligible voters
  • For all positions where the electorate is more then 30,000 voting members, 600 signatures of eligible voters plus 1% of the difference between the number of eligible voters and 30,000 shall be required

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.