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Elections of Trustees, Council and Committee members

Details of elections, including nominations, candidate details and results.


The candidates proposed by the Board of Trustees to fill the vacancies for Vice-President, and Ordinary Member of the Board of Trustees are published in Member News magazine.  Subject to the conditions laid down in Bye-law 64(c), members may nominate other qualified persons to fill the vacancies.  The requisite qualifications and procedures are set out in Bye-laws 61-66.

Members are also invited to nominate candidates to fill the vacancies for members of Council, Communities Resourcing Committee and six Communities Committees.  There is 1 vacancy for each of the Committees and 6 vacancies for Council annually. Membership of Council and the Committees is open to all categories of IET membership. Members of regional Communities Committees must be resident in the region. Nominations must otherwise follow the conditions of Bye-law 65(c).


The Board of Trustees has agreed a statement of the skills, knowledge and personal characteristics required of Trustees and Board members.


A full list of candidates for election, with biographical details and ballot papers, is provided to all members entitled to vote.  The Board of Trustees wishes it to be known that it welcomes the exercise of the right to nominate candidates, but strongly deprecates organised canvassing for candidates by means of circulars or otherwise.  Such canvassing is prohibited by the Rules of Conduct.  However, members standing for election may present their candidate statements on a dedicated IET discussion forum, without limitation, and their supporters may make statements on that forum in support of candidates.

Elections in 2016

A call for nominations was printed in the December 2015 issue of Member News magazine. The Nominations Form is available as a fillable-PDF file. The closing date for nominations was 7 January 2016.

Election materials are usually sent to all members eligible to vote in late February and the closing date for the ballots is usually in mid April.

Members with questions about elections should contact the Governance Department on +44 (0)20 7344 5415 or