The voting membership of IEEE annually elects officers that serve on the top-tier IEEE governing bodies.
The IEEE Board of Directors endorsed proposed revisions to the IEEE Constitution at its August 2014 meeting. The revisions, in the form of a single amendment, will be presented to the IEEE voting members for approval as part of the 2015 IEEE annual election ballot. To adopt this amendment, an affirmative vote of at least two-thirds of all ballots cast is required, provided the total number of those voting is not less than 10 percent of all IEEE members who are eligible to vote.
IEEE Members Selected Barry L. Shoop as 2015 IEEE President-Elect
10 October – Barry L. Shoop, U.S. Military Academy, West Point, New York, USA has been selected as 2015 IEEE President-Elect. Pending acceptance of the Teller's Committee report by the IEEE Board of Directors on 23-24 November, Shoop will begin serving as IEEE president on 1 January 2016. He will succeed 2015 IEEE President Howard E. Michel, HEM Consulting, Dartmouth, Massachusetts, USA. The other candidates for 2015 IEEE President-Elect were Tariq S. Durrani, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, United Kingdom (nominated by Petition) and Frederick C. Mintzer, IBM (retired), Yorktown Heights, New York, USA (nominated by IEEE Board of Directors).
Of the members who voted, 15,972 selected Barry L. Shoop, 14,831 selected Tariq S. Durrani, and 14,056 selected Frederick C. Mintzer.