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2024 Section Elections

Open 21 March through 24 April at 11:59pm GMT

2024 Section Elections (1)

The 2024 Section Elections are Open 18 March through 29 April (11:59pm GMT)


SMPTE's NEW Voting Platform

All Associate, Professional, Executive, Fellow, Retired, Life, and Honorary members are eligible to vote for the positions of Chair, Secretary/Treasurer, and Managers for their Section. 

Introducing Simply Voting

This is the new software used by SMPTE to conduct online voting.

How Simply Voting Works

To vote, your password is randomly generated by Simply Voting and will be emailed to you when the elections open. You will also receive a unique direct voting link that will automatically log you in and bring you to your available ballots.

If your login was successful, you will be shown a menu listing all current ballots in which you are eligible to vote. If you have not yet voted, you may click on the ballot name and an electronic ballot will appear. If you are not part of a Section or if your Section's ballot is not yet open, you will not see any available ballots.

Once you submit a ballot, the results are encrypted and stored in a database. Your SMPTE Member Number is then flagged as "voted" and will not be eligible to vote on this ballot again.

Privacy and Security

Simply Voting was designed from the ground-up to minimize the risk of electoral fraud. Voters who bypass authentication or have already voted are denied access to the ballot, and ballots are checked for validity before being accepted. Nobody could ever find out what a particular voter has voted as the results are stored anonymously.

Communication between your computer and our website is encrypted with TLS 1.2. Our servers are "hardened" and are routinely subjected to PCI Compliance security scans. Our application code adheres to guidelines set out by the Open Web Application Security Project.

For More Information

Please contact elections@smpte.org


Sections Holding Elections in 2024

The following Sections will be holding elections, beginning 18 March 2024. Please check back as more Sections may be added during the voting period.

  • Atlanta
  • Australia, New Zealand, and Southern Pacific Islands
  • Detroit
  • Hollywood
  • Hong Kong
  • India
  • Montreal-Quebec
    • Ottawa Subsection
  • New England
  • New York
    • Connecticut Subsection
    • Long Island Subsection
  • Poland
  • Sacramento
  • San Francisco
  • Toronto
    • Western Canada Subsection
  • United Kingdom
  • Washington, D.C.

Voting members in the above Sections will receive an email when the ballot opens, containing their direct voting link as well as their voter login.


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Your vote matters and helps the development of the Society and our ability to serve the membership.

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All members* who participate in the Section Elections will be entered into a raffle to win one of the following prizes:

  • 1 Grand Prize – Your choice of a complimentary registration for an instructor-led SMPTE Virtual Course OR a complimentary registration to the SMPTE Media Technology Summit in Hollywood, CA this October
  • 1 Second Prize –  One Complimentary year of membership dues  
  • 1 Third Prize  SMPTE Merchandise Prize Pack 
  • 10 Runner Up Prizes - SMPTE Mousepad
    *Election Candidates and Current SMPTE Executive and Section Officers not eligible.