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ChristinaB2
(California)

Posts:11


02/24/2019 6:17 PM  
If you have 2 positions open on your board and you only have 2 candidates with no opposers is there a need for vote or are they automatically ensured a position on the board.
MarkM19
(Texas)

Posts:297


02/24/2019 7:25 PM  
Christina,
I may screw up the exact term but I believe it is called "Elected by Abstention" The answer to your question is no. The HOA can save the money normally spent on Election documentation. A note just needs to be sent stating the newly Elected members.
RichardP13
(California)

Posts:3511


02/24/2019 7:32 PM  
The term would be acclamation.

The answer would be NO, IF your Bylaws, or required Elections Rules stated that write-in nomination and floor nominations are allowed.

Been there, Done that
MarkM19
(Texas)

Posts:297


02/24/2019 7:47 PM  
Thanks Richard. I knew I was close but you are perfectly correct. We had it happen a few times in my Ca. HOA.

Nothing to worry about and save the money.
GeorgeS21
(Florida)

Posts:1208


02/24/2019 8:18 PM  
Don’t most Bylaws allow for nominations from the floor, which would require offering that opportunity? Regardless of how many are running?
RichardP13
(California)

Posts:3511


02/24/2019 8:21 PM  
Posted By GeorgeS21 on 02/24/2019 8:18 PM
Don’t most Bylaws allow for nominations from the floor, which would require offering that opportunity? Regardless of how many are running?



Surprisingly, NO

Been there, Done that
GeorgeS21
(Florida)

Posts:1208


02/25/2019 5:28 AM  
Thanks - good to know ...I’m thinking the lack of such provisions would certainly make the process easier, but would remove some safeguards, at the same time.
DouglasK1
(Florida)

Posts:1393


02/25/2019 5:53 AM  
Posted By GeorgeS21 on 02/24/2019 8:18 PM
Don’t most Bylaws allow for nominations from the floor, which would require offering that opportunity? Regardless of how many are running?


Ours do, and we've always held elections even when we only had the same number of candidates as we had positions to fill.

Escaped former treasurer and director of a self managed association.
JohnC46
(South Carolina)

Posts:8267


02/25/2019 7:41 AM  
Posted By GeorgeS21 on 02/24/2019 8:18 PM
Don’t most Bylaws allow for nominations from the floor, which would require offering that opportunity? Regardless of how many are running?




Ours do and that is how we generally get candidates.
KerryL1
(California)

Posts:6350


02/25/2019 4:27 PM  
Ours allow nominations from the floor too and we never get any, but are stuck with mailing out ballots anyway because of our bylaw.
KP3
(Texas)

Posts:124


02/26/2019 5:53 AM  
So if the bylaws say nothing about floor nominations, do you allow them or not?
GeorgeS21
(Florida)

Posts:1208


02/26/2019 6:01 AM  
KP,

Good question ....

State statutes, maybe?

If there is a specific provision that RRofOrder must be followed, that may also give some “imbedded” direction - it might infer this?
RichardP13
(California)

Posts:3511


02/26/2019 6:57 AM  
In California, all associations are required to have a set of election rules, outside of what is in Bylaws or CCRs.

Been there, Done that
MannyS1
(California)

Posts:1


03/06/2019 1:05 PM  
How do I find out if our association has election rules, also we have not had an election since January 2018, is HOA in violation, and homeowners are not given minutes from meetings.
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