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


  • 15 March
    Deadline for organizational units to submit slates of candidates to the IEEE Board of Directors for inclusion on the annual election ballot.
  • 15 April
    Deadline for submitting an intention to file a petition to run for an office on the annual election ballot.
  • 1 May
    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.
  • 11 May
    Signed petitions nominating an individual for placement on the annual election ballot must be received by noon EDT USA/16:00 UTC.
  • 15 August
    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
    Ballots must be received by 1 p.m. EDT USA/17:00 UTC.

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Headshot of Jose Moura

6 October – Jose M. F. Moura, IEEE Life Fellow, has been elected as the 2018 IEEE President-Elect. Pending acceptance of the IEEE Tellers’ Committee report by the IEEE Board of Directors on 19-20 November, Moura will begin serving as IEEE President on 1 January 2019. He will succeed 2018 IEEE President James A. Jefferies. The other candidates for 2018 IEEE President-Elect were Vincenzo Piuri, University of Milan, Milano, Italy, and Jacek M. Zurada, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY, USA.


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