The voting membership of IEEE annually elects officers that serve on the top-tier IEEE governing bodies.

Balloting for the 2023 IEEE Annual Election has begun. The deadline to cast your vote is 12:00 pm EDT (16:00 UTC) on 2 October 2023.

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Offices up for election, including candidate biographies and statements are available within the electronic ballot and can be found on the Annual Election Candidate webpage.

Meet the 2024 IEEE President-Elect Candidates Forum

The “Meet the 2024 IEEE President-Elect Candidates Forum” was held on Saturday, 12 August 2023, from 5:45 pm to 6:45 p.m. ET at the IEEE Sections Congress in Ottawa, Canada. The candidates answered questions on issues important to IEEE members. 2023 IEEE President and CEO Saifur Rahman hosted and moderated the event. View the recorded forum.

Learn more about the candidatesRoger U Fujii and Kathleen A. Kramer.



2024 IEEE President-Elect Candidates

At its November meeting, the IEEE Board of Directors nominated Roger U. Fujii and Kathleen A. Kramer for 2024 IEEE President-Elect candidates. The candidate position listing order was pre-determined by lottery and indicates no preference:

Headshot of Roger U. Fujii

(Nominated by IEEE Board of Directors)

Fujii Systems, Inc – Trusted Systems
Rancho Palos Verdes, California, USA


Meet Roger by watching a brief video.

Roger is an IEEE Fellow and served in elected positions including VP Technical Activities, Division VIII Director (Board), and President, Computer Society. He was a Vice President (retired) at Northrop Grumman who grew his division’s revenues to $1B and spearheaded the invention of an airborne communication system. Roger created the methodology for certifying critical systems codified in IEEE Standard 1012.

As chair of “IEEE in 2050 and Beyond,” Roger is leading vital changes to prepare IEEE for the future. Previously, Roger implemented improvements in financial transparency, service center efficiency, and membership engagement.

He was a Xiamen University guest professor and a UCLA and California State University lecturer. Roger authored numerous papers, many classified. He served on the National Academy of Sciences council (Space Shuttle).

Notable awards include Eta Kappa Nu and Richard Merwin Service Medallion. He holds degrees in Electrical Engineering/Computer Science from UC Berkeley and an MBA from UCLA.

Headshot of Kathleen Kramer

(Nominated by IEEE Board of Directors)

University of San Diego
San Diego, California, USA


Meet Kathleen by watching a brief video.

Kathleen A. Kramer is a Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of San Diego. She has also been a Member of Technical Staff at several companies, including ViaSat, HP, and Bell Communications Research. She served as Director of Engineering (2004-2013), providing academic leadership for all of the university’s engineering programs. She is a Distinguished Lecturer for the IEEE AESS and an officer of the society. She received the B.S. degree in electrical engineering with a second major in physics from Loyola Marymount University, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from CalTech.  She has emphasized collaborative leadership to successfully advance the mission of IEEE by making high-level leadership contributions across a wide spectrum of IEEE activities and technical communities. Her board-level roles include service as IEEE Secretary and chair of Governance, IEEE Region 6 Director, and as chair of the 2023 IEEE Ad Hoc on Innovating Funding Models.

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2023 Upcoming Election Deadlines at a Glance

30 June 2023
Ballots will be created for eligible voting members on record.

15 August 2023
Balloting for the 2023 IEEE Annual Election begins. Eligible voting members on record as of 30 June may access their ballot electronically. Print ballot packages will be provided to voters in accordance with their election communication preferences as of 30 June.

2 October 2023
Balloting ends for the 2023 IEEE Annual Election at 12:00 noon EDT USA/16:00 UTC.