Elections And Voting Procedures
One of the basic obligations of a common interest association is to properly conduct yearly elections of its governing body, the Board of Directors/Trustees. Association By-laws rarely give detailed step-by-step guidance on the conduct of an Association’s election, and the process often is not as easy to conduct as it sounds. To ensure the membership has confidence in the integrity of the process and the election’s results, and to avoid unpleasant and expensive litigation, it is important to have clear and proper election procedures in place, and it is equally important for those procedures to be followed. Legal counsel can assist Board members and property managers in this important yearly exercise.