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NECA is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) to develop standards using a "canvass" (consensus body) process. The canvass process is used to approve the creation, revision, reaffirmation, or withdrawal an American National Standard (ANS).

ANSI requires that American National Standards, like NEIS, be produced by consensus, which signifies the concurrence of more than a simple majority, but not necessarily unanimity. Consensus requires that all views and objections be considered, and that an effort be made toward their resolution.

For NEIS, consensus is achieved through a balloting process. NECA has at least one public review period for those who would like to participate in the standards development process and weren't able to participate in the canvass balloting process.

View a complete description of the ANSI balloting procedures for NEIS.

Participating in the NEIS Ballot and Review

NEIS was created through cooperation from the entire electrical industry, and its success depends on continued involvement from the industry.

Participation in the standards development process is open to all persons who are directly and materially affected by the proposed standard. Voting membership on the consensus body is not contingent upon NECA membership.

View a listing of all standards in development »

If you are interested in participating as a member of the canvass group for the standards listed, please use the email form below:

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Public reviews cannot vote on a standard, they can only review and comment on it. Also, NECA holds the right to decide whether comments and revisions will be incorporated. Only consensus group members can vote on a standard.
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There is a deadline of 45 days to join this group.

All appropriate interests that may be directly and materially affected by the standards activity of NECA shall have the opportunity for fair and equitable participation without dominance by any single interest category, individual or organization. Each Canvass List participant shall designate its own interest category as appropriate and in accordance with NECA’s established categories.

Interest categories appropriate to the development of consensus in any given standards activity are functions of the nature of the standards being developed. In defining the interest categories appropriate to a standards activity, consideration shall be given to the following, Describe what category best describes you (select check box):

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Those who are not associated with electrical construction. This category typically includes professional and lay people employed by academic and scientific institutions, experts, government agencies, insurance companies, etc., or an individual whose occupation deals with subjects related to the standard.
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Those predominantly involved with the construction of buildings and similar structures. This category typically includes contractors, architects, engineers, electricians, inspectors, etc.
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Those who are predominantly involved with the manufacture of products and systems installed by electrical contractors. This category usually includes manufacturers and trade associations.
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This category typically includes government agencies that contract for electrical construction work.