2004 IEEE Annual Election Process

Selecting officers for the top-level leadership positions in the IEEE begins 15 March when the candidate slates are submitted to the IEEE Board of Directors. The Board then announces its list of nominees for each office on 1 May. These include: president-elect delegate/director delegate-elect/director-elect other officers to be elected by voting members for the coming year Ballots are mailed on or before 1 September and must be returned before 12:00 noon on the first business day following 31 October. While election results are announced by the IEEE Tellers Committee, these results are unofficial until the IEEE Board of Directors accepts the Tellers Committee report at its last meeting of the year. For more information about the election process see IEEE Bylaw I-308.

The 2004 IEEE Annual Election process is underway – candidates' names have been announced, and statements of candidacy and websites for the information of you, as the constituent, are in preparation. If you would like to be a part of a candidate e-mail list that will be controlled by IEEE staff, and not the candidates themselves, then please click the following URL: http://www.ieee.org/elections by 13 August to be subscribed. Please include your name and IEEE member number. Your contact information will NOT be shared with the candidates.

In addition to the IEEE Annual Election web page, to which individuals may link to find out about who's running for various positions and what their candidate statements contain, there will also be a message sent in late summer by IEEE staff on behalf of all candidates who will be on the annual election ballot. This message will not only remind members to vote, but will also provide a short message from each  candidate as well as the link to his or her  Website if one is available.

To reduce or eliminate the perception by members that electioneering is being used to SPAM the membership, allow candidate messages to come through that may contain viruses, or that candidates sending their personal e-mails to members have an unfair advantage over other candidates who might not have that capability, the IEEE Board of Directors has taken seriously the concerns voiced by its membership. In so doing, candidates have been reminded about IEEE policy relative to electioneering. In order for the candidates to reach out with information on how they plan to serve the membership, a standardized way for you to be contacted has been developed. You will be contacted by IEEE staff with information, statements, etc., regarding the annual election. If you wish to be sent such information, you will need to be subscribed to the mailing list that will receive such correspondence in the future.

URL: http://www.ieee.org/elections

Disclaimer: Do NOT reply to this address text. If you have IEEE election questions, send e-mail to

 Arthur W. Winston
2004 IEEE President