Articles – Elections

These articles were written by Michael Chulak from January 2020 to the current date to supplement our frequently asked questions section on this website and to provide you with valuable information.

Candidate Qualifications for Board Members

Election Procedures and Timeline for Board Elections

Nomination of Members

Who is Prohibited from Being an Inspector of Elections

Protection of HOA Directors and Officers Against Personal Liability

Why You Should Not Be an Inspector of Elections

Why CC&R's Must Be Updated

Assessment Limitations - 20% - Voting Requirements

Special Assessment Limitations - Voting Requirements

Appointment of Assistants to Inspector of Elections

Official Ballots Required for HOA Elections

Unsigned Ballot Envelopes

Revocation of Ballots – HOA Elections

Virtual or Zoom Meeting for Elections

Election Rules Required

Tie Votes - HOA Board Elections

Unsigned HOA Bylaws

Proof of Membership - Secret Ballot Elections

Cumulative Voting

Non-Cumulative Voting – Straight Voting

Candidate Forums – Board Elections

Town Hall Meetings

Increasing Attendance at HOA Annual Meetings

Quorums for Election of Directors

Establishing a Quorum for a Zoom Election Meeting

Unanimous Written Consent

Loss of a Quorum

Quorum Not Achieved of Election of Directors

Proxies as Substitutes

Record Date for Meetings and Voting

Returning Ballots to Inspector of Election

Write-In Candidates – Nominations from the Floor

Acclamation-Uncontested Elections for Board Members

Suspending Voting Rights

Term Limits for Directors

Balloting Period Extensions

Adjournment of Meetings

Ballots That Are Blank

Email Ballots or Paper Ballots

Recording the Election Results

Board's Failure to Take and Maintain Minutes

Sample Provision for Minutes - Election of Directors

Reasons to Amend or Restate Your Association's CC&Rs - Voting Requirements

Granting Exclusive Use Easements to Members

Reasons to Incorporate Your HOA - Voting Requirements

Filling Vacant Board Positions

Board of Governors

Board of Directors is Required

Why Should You Run for Election to the Board of Directors of Your HOA

How to get Elected to the Board of Directors of Your HOA

What Happens if Nobody Runs for the Board

Pledge by Nominee for Election to Board of Directors

Questionnaire for Board Member Nominees - Optional

Election of Officers by Board of Directors

Annual Membership Meetings Required

Classes of HOA Memberships

Earthquake Insurance for Homeowner Associations

Voting to Limit Voting Rights

Voting to Eliminate Proxy Voting

Voting for Earthquake Insurance

Voting to Approve Special Assessments and Increased Assessments

Voting to Amend Bylaws to Increase the Number of Directors

Voting to Amend or Restate HOA Bylaws – Reasons

Voting to Amend CC&Rs - Assignment of Rents

Voting to Amend CC&Rs - Clogged Drains

Voting to Minimize Liability for Dangerous Animals

Voting to Eliminate Unlawful Rental Restrictions

Mandatory Rental Amendments for HOAs

Voting to Amend CC&Rs - Smoking

Voting to Require Self-certification of Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarms

Voting to Transfer Common Area Attic Spaces to Owners

Voting to Protect Views in Community Associations

Voting for Term Limits for Directors

Voting for Staggered Terms for Board Members (Directors)

Voting to Extend Terms of CC&Rs

Voting to Require Tenant Lease Addendum

CC&Rs and Operating Rules (Rules and Regulations)

Recall Elections - Board of Directors

Removal of Directors by the Board

Petition for Recall of the Entire Board of Directors

Most Common Reasons Board Members are Recalled

Failure to Hold Board Elections on Time

Appointment of Board Members

Appointment of a Provisional Director for an HOA

Airport Influence Areas


Parliamentary Procedure Glossary of Terms

Rights and Powers of HOAs and HOA Board Members

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