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Florida HOA Boards May Appoint an “Election Committee”

Posted in Elections, Voting

Question: Every year our homeowners’ association’s board appoints an “election committee.” The committee makes sure that the meeting notices are sent out, and otherwise runs the election, including counting the ballots. This year, the chairperson of the committee announced immediately before the final self-nomination deadline that he intended to run for the board, and resigned… Continue Reading

What are considered “Official Records” in Florida Condominiums and HOAs?

Posted in Official Records, Operations, Reader Q&A

Question: I am the secretary of my homeowners’ association. In reading the bylaws, I see that I am responsible for making sure that the association maintains all official records. However, our bylaws do not specify what constitutes an “official record.” We just had our annual elections. We now have ballots, and a large number of… Continue Reading

Ballots are Official Records and May be Inspected by Condominium Owners

Posted in Elections, Official Records, Reader Q&A

Question: At our recent annual meeting there was a very contentious vote on whether the association should update the clubhouse. The vote failed. Now certain owners who were in support of the project have requested to inspect the proxies. These documents show how every owner voted. Are other owners allowed to see this information?  It… Continue Reading

Election Trying The Patience Of Owners

Posted in Reader Q&A

Question: We recently had our condominium association annual meeting, where there was an election held. The election took a long time to complete, much longer than the business of the meeting. Many owners got upset with the wait. Is there anything we can do to short-cut this procedure? D.H. (via e-mail) Answer: The Florida Condominium… Continue Reading