IEEE Computer Society Election Frequently Asked Questions

3 Easy Ways to Verify the Voting Link for CS Elections:

  1. Access the voting link from the Computer Society Election page:  
  2. Copy and paste the voting link into your browser (or type it in the browser) and it will take you directly to the voting site.
  3. Go to the IEEE website and click on the IEEE Computer Society Election link from there and it will take you to the voting site.  Here is that link:

Voter Eligibility

Only voting members of the IEEE on record on 30 June holding the membership grade of Graduate Student Member (GSM) or higher is eligible to vote.

Where can I print or download candidates' information online?

Download or print candidates' bios and position statements in PDF format,  Computer August 2017 edition.

When will I receive my ballot?

IEEE Computer Society Annual Election paper ballots will be mailed to all eligible voting members who have requested not to receive an email, and to those who do not have an email address on record with the IEEE Computer Society, Monday 7 August 2017 via first class mail. All eligible voting members who have an email address on record with the Society will receive electronic on-line access to ballot materials beginning 12:01 AM Monday 7 August 2017 from sender "".

How do I access my ballot electronically?

Eligible voting members may access his/her ballot electronically.  To authenticate access, please have your IEEE web account login ID and password readily available.  If you are voting from the email notice you received, simply click on the URL provided in the email message and enter your IEEE web account login and password. 

What is the deadline for paper ballot and electronic ballot receipt?

All paper and electronic ballots for the 2017 IEEE Computer Society Annual Election must be received by IEEE Technical Activities by Monday 25 September 2017, 12:00 Noon Eastern Time USA to be counted.

I have already mailed in my ballot. Am I supposed to return it electronically?

If you have mailed in your paper ballot, DO NOT VOTE electronically.

I have already voted online. Should I mail in my paper ballot as well?

No. If you have voted electronically DO NOT return your paper ballot.

I have not received my ballot package in the mail yet. How do I request one?

All eligible voting members on record after the 30 June 2017 grade elevation cut-off date and who had an email address on record with the Society received an electronic ballot via email.  (Undergraduate students are not eligible to vote in the Society election.) If you requested not to receive electronic communication from the Society or do not have an email address on record with the Society, and have not received a paper ballot, call +1 732 562 3904 or send an email to for a replacement ballot.

How long before my voting session times out?

The session will end after 30 minutes of inactivity (i.e. not pressing any button in the application) and return you to the login screen.

How do I access the voting survey link after logging out the voting site?

Write to to request the IEEE Computer Society Voter Satisfaction Survey link.





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