THE INSTITUTE On 1 May the IEEE Board of Directors is scheduled to announce the candidates to be placed on this year's ballot for the annual election of officers—which begins on 17 August. Those elected take office next year.
The ballot includes IEEE president-elect candidates, who are nominated by the Board, as well as nominees for delegate-elect/director-elect openings submitted by division and region nominating committees.
IEEE members who want to run for an office but have not been nominated need to submit a petition to the IEEE Board of Directors. The petition must include the required number of valid voting members' signatures, and the petitioner must meet other requirements as well. Petitions should be sent to the IEEE Corporate Governance staff in Piscataway, N.J.