Non-Cumulative Voting - Straight Voting
Non-cumulative voting, also referred to as straight voting, is a voting system in which the voting rights of a member of a homeowner association is limited to one ballot for each unit or lot owned by the member. The owner of one unit or lot gets one vote for the number of positions available or in some cases only one vote depending on how the bylaws were written. In a typical situation, if five candidates were running for three board positions, each unit or lot would get to cast 3 votes for 3 candidates.
Non-cumulative voting should be compared to cumulative voting which is more commonly used by common interest developments in California.