Balloting and Commenting

Interested stakeholders are encouraged to join the Registered Ballot Body and participate in the balloting and commenting process. Refer to the SBS tutorial linked below for registration steps and more information.

Email or call 404-446-2560 (Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Eastern)*

  • For Administrative Support:
    • SBS, RBB, and voter registration questions or
    • Provide SBS feedback

Contact (Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Eastern) *Please allow 1-2 business days for a staff member to respond to your inquiry​

  • For NERC IT Support:
    • Trouble accessing SBS due to:
      • A forgotten password,
      • An incorrect credentials error message, or
      • System lock-out

SBS passwords expire every 6 months and must be reset

  • SBS passwords must contain:
    • At least 8 characters,
    • One capital letter, and
    • One number

Please be mindful of ballot and comment period closing dates. We ask to allow at least 48 hours for NERC support staff to assist with inquiries. Therefore, it is recommended that users try logging into their SBS accounts prior to the last day of a comment/ballot period.​

Note: The SBS is not supported for use on mobile devices​


Reminder Regarding Corporate RBB Memberships
Under the NERC Rules of Procedure, each entity and its affiliates is collectively permitted one voting membership per Registered Ballot Body Segment. Each entity that undergoes a change in corporate structure (such as a merger or acquisition) that results in the entity or affiliated entities having more than the one permitted representative in a particular Segment must withdraw the duplicate membership(s) prior to joining new ballot pools or voting on anything as part of an existing ballot pool. Contact to assist with the removal of any duplicate registrations.

Initial ballots and Non-binding poll11/28/202312/7/2023
Final Ballot11/28/202312/7/2023
Initial Ballots12/29/20231/9/2024
Join Ballot Pools10/24/202311/27/2023
Join Ballot Pools11/16/202312/15/2023
Comment Period10/24/202312/7/2023
Comment Period11/16/20231/9/2024

Note: All SBS activity concludes at 8 p.m. Eastern

SBS Information Links

2017 SBS Enhancement Webinar Slides

SBS Tutorial​

SBS Quick Reference Guide