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Call for Board of Governors Nominations (2025-2027 Term)

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The nomination deadline is 3 June 2024.
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Dear CAS Society Member:

Each year, the members of the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society (CASS) elect new Governors to serve the Society starting at the beginning of the following year. I am calling on you now to nominate candidates for this year’s Board of Governors (BoG) elections.

CASS is a professional volunteer-based organization. It is essential that we elect energetic and engaged leaders who will organize activities to meet the needs of the entire Circuits and Systems community and who will guide our Society into the future. As a CASS member, you are in an excellent position to know the strengths of your fellow members and how they can best serve our community.

As you consider potential nominees, please take into account that CASS wishes to promote diversity in every possible dimension. As such, CASS would appreciate nominations that complete the current composition of BoG with respect to, to name a few, technical, gender, and geographic diversity.

Board of Governors

Five members of the CAS Society will be elected this year by the Society membership at large to serve a three-year term on the Board of Governors. 

We are seeking nominations for the following:

  • Five Member-at-Large positions

For more details on these positions, please read our Society Bylaws.

The Board of Governors represents the members of the Society and approves the Society’s annual budget, and amendments to the Constitution and Bylaws, elects Society Officers, and authorizes the expenditure of Society funds. Members of the Board of Governors are expected to attend two annual meetings, one in the first half of the year and one in the second half of the year. Eligibility criteria stated in the CAS Society Bylaws at Article IV, Section 4.5, are:  Candidates for Officer or Member of the Board of Governors must be members of the CASS Society in good standing for the two years immediately preceding their candidacy and meet all other requirements of the Constitution and the Bylaws.

Complete Board of Governors' nominations must be received using the process described at the end of the page by 5:00 PM EDT (UTC -4:00) on 3 June 2024, in order to be considered.

Nomination Process

There are two options for adding nominees to the election slate. Nominators should indicate which of the following two options they prefer.

  1. The first option is to nominate by petition. The IEEE rule regarding the nomination petition process states: “For all positions where the electorate is less than 30,000 voting members, signatures shall be required from 2% of the eligible voters.” The number of signatures required on a petition shall depend on the number of eligible voters, as listed in the official IEEE membership records, at the end of the year preceding the election.” For CASS in this nomination cycle, this implies that we need 283 signatures on a petition for a nominee to be automatically placed on the election ballot. If you wish to be nominated by petition, please email (Click to show email). The CASS Operations Manager will then set up a web-based petitioning system that will automatically authenticate petition “signatures”. According to IEEE rules, a candidate with a valid nomination by petition is guaranteed to be on the ballot. Please note that only signatures received by close of business on 3 June 2024 at 5:00 PM EDT (UTC -4:00), will be considered. Sign any active petition electronically at www.ieee.org/petition. Please use your IEEE Account to authenticate access.

  2. The second option involves forwarding the nomination to the Nominations Committee, which may also place candidates on the ballot at its discretion.

Nomination Documents

A complete nomination must include:

  1. A completed Nomination Form is required. 
  2. Candidate Position Statement: 
    • The position statement should state their plans and how they will help support the society if elected to 150-200 words.
  3. In addition, the position statement should include answers to the following three questions. (Each answer is limited to 100 words)
    • What are, in your opinion, the three most important services that CASS should provide to its membership?
    • Mention one large long-term initiative that CASS should undertake in the next two years and that you would help to establish if elected.
    • Mention three ways for CASS to reach/serve a specific part of the CASS community that you consider of particular importance (Industry, Academia, young CASS members, members of a specific region, ..)
  4. Candidate Biography:
    • The biography should include topics demonstrating the nominee's experience relevant to the position, specifically emphasizing society and/or IEEE activities/responsibilities to be no more than 350 words.
  5. An electronic Candidate Photograph - taken within the last two years (optional)

Nomination Submission

2025-2027 BoG Nomination Form

The nomination form, biography, candidate position statement, and photo must be submitted through the CASS website by 3 June 2024 at 5:00 PM EDT (UTC -4:00).

The Nominating Committee strongly encourages you to recommend suitable candidates for this election. Our strength as a society lies not only in our engineering skill, but also in the commitment to serving our scientific community as a volunteer.

Electioneering Policies

To ensure all activities comply with IEEE policies, please review the IEEE Policies, Sections 13, 14, and 9.28. Each candidate should confirm that they agree to adhere to the IEEE Policies and guidelines. There are general electioneering guidelines with Q&As available on the IEEE Election Campaign Resources website

Sincerely,
Manuel Delgado-Restituto
Chair, 2024 Nominations Committee
IEEE Circuits and Systems Society

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