How To: Participate in the Balloting Process

Here is how an idea becomes a new standard or a revision to an existing standard.

Balloting is one of the core elements of standards development. Participating in task groups offers an opportunity to shape standards at the earliest stages, while subcommittee and main committee ballots allow members to guide standards to the marketplace and the world at large. Along the way, there are ample opportunities to have a voice, whether by participating in deliberation or using your vote.

View a chart illustrating the entire ballot process, start to finish.

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