Voting to Amend Bylaws to Increase the Number of Directors

Many homeowner associations that have only 3 directors are amending their corporate bylaws to increase the number to 5. Some associations with 5 directors are increasing the number to 7.

There are several reasons community associations increase the number of board members or directors:

  1. A larger number of directors results in a board that more closely represents the majority of the homeowners in the community.
  2. When one or more directors are absent from a board meeting, the remaining directors (even if a quorum exists) is less likely to make decisions that reflect the majority of the homeowners.
  3. A larger board tends to make more moderate and less extreme decisions.

Amendments to HOA bylaws must be approved by the membership utilizing the two-envelope secret ballot process.

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