2021 IEEE Annual Election

The IEEE Annual Election has now begun. Submit your vote before 12:00 p.m. ET (1600 UTC-04) on 1 October to help determine the future volunteer leadership of IEEE. 


The voting membership of IEEE annually elects officers that serve on the top-tier IEEE governing bodies. The offices up for election on this year’s annual election are:

  • IEEE President-Elect
  • IEEE Divisions II, IV, VI, VIII, and X for Delegate-Elect/Director-Elect
  • IEEE Regions 1, 3, 5, 7, and 9 for Delegate-Elect/Director-Elect
  • IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA) President-Elect
  • IEEE Standards Association Board of Governors Member-at-Large (two positions) 
  • IEEE Technical Activities Vice President-Elect
  • IEEE-USA President-Elect
  • IEEE Women in Engineering Committee Chair-Elect

View list of annual election candidates

View candidate biography booklet (PDF, 2 MB)


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. 

2021 IEEE Annual Election Deadlines at a Glance

15 March 2021

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

15 April 2021

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

1 May 2021

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.

14 May 2021

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

30 June 2021

Ballots will be created for eligible voting members on record

16 August 2021

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

1 October 2021

Ballots must be received by 12:00 p.m. EDT USA/16:00 UTC.