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Why Your Homeowners Association Needs Election Rules

May 18, 2018 at 8:57 AM / by HOA Manager

posted in Elections, HOA Rules and Regulations

You’ve sent out the candidate solicitations, you’ve gone through finding members who are willing to serve on your board, printed the ballots, and mailed out a professionally prepared cover letter with two envelopes (postage paid!) – just like your CC&Rs or Bylaws outline. Now you have a new HOA board, right?

Then, someone you’d least expect notifies you, as the Director, that they are disputing the election because your HOA does not have election rules!

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The Importance of Democracy in Your Homeowners Association Community

December 7, 2016 at 2:26 PM / by HOA Manager

posted in Elections, Member of HOA

Homeowners within in a homeowners association possess a right to participate in deciding what will be done about community issues that affect all residents. By casting their vote—either in person, or by proxy, or absentee ballot—they can help make important choices.

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Tips if You're Planning HOA Board Elections at Your Annual Meeting

December 2, 2016 at 3:46 PM / by HOA Manager

posted in Elections, Member of HOA, HOA Management

Is your HOA board ready for the association’s annual meeting? Typically, most homeowner’s association hold their annual meetings at the end or beginning of the year. Not only is it a great way to keep members informed, but it’s also the time for many HOAs to hold board elections – in fact, it’s also the law in many states, such as California.

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Help for HOA Boards Sorting Out Secret Ballots, Quorums and Elections

October 20, 2016 at 4:17 PM / by HOA Manager

posted in HOA Board, Elections, Member of HOA

As a volunteer HOA board member or homeowner within an association, elections, quorums, secret ballots and things related can be very confusing. They can even be confusing to those trained to work in this industry. If nothing else, you should understand that not all elections are equal. 

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How an HOA Board Can Ask for Member's Help as Inspectors of Election

September 23, 2016 at 9:00 AM / by HOA Manager

posted in HOA Board Meetings, Elections, Member of HOA

It’s that time again in your homeowners association – time for the Annual Director Election. To be proactive and try to drum up participation from the membership, the HOA board may want to send out a notice to the members asking for volunteers to assist in this process. The notice could include the following:

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