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[802.3_GEPOF] Invitation to participate in Sponsor Ballot of IEEE P802.3bv

Dear colleagues,

Draft standards within the IEEE 802.3 Ethernet Working Group pass through two balloting cycles, first through IEEE 802.3 Working Group Ballot, then through Sponsor Ballot. Unlike Working Group Ballot, where the membership of IEEE 802.3 at the time the initial ballot opens automatically become the ballot group, you must actively sign up to vote in Sponsor ballot.  Also different than Working Group Ballot, anyone interested in the project may join the Sponsor Ballot group.  If you wish to take part in the Sponsor Ballot of the IEEE P802.3bv draft please follow the instructions found below. Please note that you have to join the ballot group by 30-July-2016, 23:59 Eastern Time.

If you have any questions, please contact me or the IEEE 802.3 Working Group chair, David Law <David_Law@xxxxxxxx>.

Best regards,

Bob Grow
Chair, IEEE P802.3bv Gigabit Ethernet Over Plastic Optical Fiber Task Force


To participate, you must have access to myProject through an IEEE Web Account <>. This is the same IEEE Web Account you would use to access the IEEE attendance tool.

If you are an IEEE-SA member:

Follow this process:
1. Log onto myProject; click the link for myBallot <>.
2. Click the link for "Show/Join Open Ballot Invitations" <>.
3.  Scroll down until you find IEEE P802.3bv; then scroll over to the right margin and click "join" under the "Actions" column. If you cannot see IEEE P802.3bv please check the 'Show All Open Ballot Invitations' box.
4.  Enter or select an affiliation from the drop down menu (appearing as you key in your affiliation in the Organization window), select your classification category, and click "OK" at the bottom of the screen. You will receive an on-screen confirmation that you successfully joined the group.

If you are not an IEEE SA Member:

You can either enroll in a single ballot by paying a per ballot fee or you can join the IEEE SA by choosing an option link below. Joining the IEEE SA entitles you to participate in as many sponsor ballots as you like for the year. 

OPTION 1 - I am already an IEEE Member and I want to add Standards Association Membership. Go to: <>
OPTION 2 - I am not an IEEE Member but would like to enroll in both IEEE and IEEE Standards Association. Go to: <>.
OPTION 3 - I am not interested in becoming an IEEE Member, however I would like to enroll as a Standards Association Member only. Go to: <>

If you are interested in paying a per ballot fee please contact <David_Law@xxxxxxxx>.


Once the document is ready to be balloted, you will receive notification via email. You will typically have 30 days to review the document and return the ballot with your vote. By agreeing to participate in this ballot you have an *obligation* to respond. Failure to return a completed ballot may disqualify you from participating in future ballots.