2021 IEEE Annual Election results

Headshot of Saifur Rahman

Saifur Rahman, IEEE Life Fellow, has been elected as the 2022 IEEE President-Elect. Rahman will begin serving as IEEE President on 1 January 2023. He will succeed 2022 IEEE President K.J. Ray Liu. 

View the complete 2021 IEEE Annual Election results (PDF, 85 KB)

Member Discussion Forum to Amend the IEEE Constitution, Article XIV - Amendments

IEEE members are invited to participate in a discussion forum on the IEEE Constitution, Article XIV - Amendments. The forum is moderated by the IEEE Election Oversight Committee (EOC). The role of the moderators will be to support the discussions and to ensure a collaborative environment where members are free to discuss and share viewpoints.

At its 21-22 November 2021 meeting, the IEEE Board of Directors voted to propose an amendment to the IEEE Constitution, Article XIV - Amendments to be part of the 2022 IEEE annual election. Balloting starts on 15 August through 12:00 pm ET/16:00 UTC on 3 October 2022.

To adopt this amendment, an affirmative vote of at least two-thirds of all ballots cast is required, provided that the total number of those voting is at least 10 percent of all IEEE’s members who are eligible to vote. 

The 2021 IEEE Ad Hoc Committee on Strengthening the IEEE Constitution moderated the IEEE Constitutional Amendment (Member-Initiated Petitions) Discussion Forum (now "read-only") for members to ask questions and learn more about the proposal to amend the IEEE Constitution, specifically Article XIV that addresses member-petitioned constitutional amendment proposals.

2022 Election Deadlines at a Glance

10 December 2021
Deadline for member-initiated Constitutional Amendment petitions. The initiator shall submit in writing a statement providing a description of the proposed Constitutional change and the purpose of their petition. 
The petition shall also include a brief summary statement describing any significant expected financial, policy or operational impacts on the IEEE that may result from the proposed Constitutional Amendment. The submission must be received at the office of the IEEE Executive Director by 12:00 noon ET USA/17:00 UTC.

15 March 2022
Deadline for organizational units to submit slates of candidates to the IEEE Board of Directors for inclusion on the annual election ballot.

8 April 2022
The last day for the collection of petition signatures for the office of IEEE President-Elect and member-initiated Constitutional Amendment petitions. Signatures must be received by 12:00 noon ET USA/17:00 UTC.

The last day for the collection of signatures on amendment petitions for the 2022 IEEE Annual Election ballot. 

15 April 2022
Deadline for submitting an intention to file a petition to run for an office on the annual election ballot. 

1 May 2022
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. 

13 May 2022
Signed petitions nominating an individual for placement on the annual election ballot must be received by 12:00 noon EDT USA/16:00 UTC.

June 2022
Craft the statements in favor of or in opposition to Amendments placed on the annual election ballot by the IEEE Board of Directors or member petitions.

30 June 2022
Ballots will be created for eligible voting members on record

1 July 2022
The last day the Board of Directors may endorse or oppose a referendum to the voting members.

The last day the statements in favor of or in opposition to Amendments placed on the annual election ballot by the IEEE Board of Directors or member petition shall be received at the office of the IEEE Executive Director.

15 August 2022
Annual election ballots are sent to all voting members on record as of 30 June. Voters also may begin accessing their ballots electronically.

IEEE Constitutional Amendment discussion forums in "read-only" to support the ballot process.

3 October 2022
Ballots must be received by 12:00 noon EDT USA/16:00 UTC.

Update your contact information and communication preferences

To ensure you receive your ballot, update your member contact information and election communication preferences. To avoid potential delays, members are encouraged to select electronic voting preferences, if possible. 
IEEE Annual Election
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