IEEE Computer Society
Elections & Nominations

Qualifying Computer Society members can vote in the IEEE Computer Society elections and select leaders for key positions such as President-Elect, Vice President, and the Board of Governors.

How Elections Work

Understand the Election Cycle

Every year, eligible professional and graduate student members have the opportunity to nominate and elect our leadership. Through this process, members contribute to advancing the field and driving positive change in the Society. This year’s election will begin on 12 August and end on 16 September 2024. Get to know this year’s candidates and learn more about elections by selecting the options below.

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Benefits of Members Participating in Elections

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Shape the Future of Computing

By selecting leaders who’ll represent you in crucial decisions shaping the technological world.

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Select Representative Leadership

Your vote ensures that our leadership reflects the diverse needs of our community, leading to more inclusive decision-making.

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Strengthen Community Engagement

Your participation fosters community by ensuring that your voice is heard.

“I think the most meaningful thing through this journey has been inspiring the next generation of engineers, seeing them grow and nurture their progress and see them follow the path and move on and do wonderful things in the computing community.”

- Jyotika Athavale, 2024 IEEE Computer Society President, speaks on what she enjoys most about being a leader within this community.

How Candidates are Nominated

Understand the Nomination Process

Calls for nominations are held at the start of each year and candidates are usually selected by mid-year. Learn more about how candidates are selected, who can be nominated, how to nominate someone, and understand our bylaws by visiting our pages below.

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Why You Should Nominate Yourself or a Colleague

  • Make an Impact: Shape and influence the strategic direction of the IEEE Computer Society on a global scale and play a vital role in advancing the field of computing.
  • Become a Leader: Gain invaluable leadership experience by overseeing the Society's affairs and sharing your insight.
  • Enhance Your Network: Connect and foster collaboration between industry experts, academics, and industry professionals within the computing community from all around the world.

Elected Leadership Has the Ability to Make Real Change

More About our Board of Governors

Elected volunteers bring our community’s vision to life! The Society has accomplished major milestones with the assistance and guidance of their leadership.

Amongst these highlights include holding diversity and inclusion as a top priority and increasing the Society’s contribution to the Diversity & Inclusion Fund to $1M as of 2024. Additionally, the Emerging Tech Grants Program supports projects using emerging technologies to benefit humanity. Reports such as the “Future of Workforce” demonstrated the success of a highly collaborative effort, which detailed changes within the computing industry's workforce development. Lastly, holding panels at the Consumer Technology Association Conference and organizing initiatives via the Sustainability Ad Hoc position the Society at the forefront of technological discussion.