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​

SBS Tutorial​

SBS Quick Reference Guide

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.

Additional Ballots8/2/20248/12/2024
Additional Ballots8/2/20248/12/2024
Additional Ballots8/13/20248/22/2024
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Comment Period7/12/20248/12/2024
Comment Period7/22/20248/12/2024

​2024-03 Revisions to EOP-012-2​ | Standard Authorization Request

Comment Period7/18/20248/16/2024
Comment period7/2/20248/20/2024
Comment Period7/16/20248/22/2024

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

Additional Information Links

2017 SBS Enhancement Webinar Slides