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Subject: Voter Certificates
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BenR2
(Florida)

Posts:15


05/30/2021 4:27 AM  
I've only been living in my first COA for 3 years and am new to voter certificates.

Our bylaws require voter certificates, but they have never had any on file.

Due to a recent recall, they have figured out they should have them and sent out forms to all owners.


What I'm trying to figure out, does the Voter Certificate form require a notary signature.


Ben
Florida
LetA
(Nevada)

Posts:1388


05/30/2021 7:37 AM  
Is there any indication on the voter certificate that the form needs to be notarized? i.e. a signature line and spot for the notary embossment "seal" line on the certificate?





AugustinD


Posts:1585


05/30/2021 8:12 AM  
Posted By BenR2 on 05/30/2021 4:27 AM
I've only been living in my first COA for 3 years and am new to voter certificates.

Our bylaws require voter certificates, but they have never had any on file.

Due to a recent recall, they have figured out they should have them and sent out forms to all owners.


What I'm trying to figure out, does the Voter Certificate form require a notary signature.
I see FS 718 (the Florida Condo Statute) references voting certificates in three places. See http://www.leg.state.fl.us/statutes/index.cfm?App_mode=Display_Statute&URL=0700-0799/0718/0718.html. The statute does not require notarization of the voting certificate. If the Bylaws themselves also do not require notarization, then I expect a requirement for notarization would likely be ruled unlawful. HOAs/COAs are not supposed to add requirements for voting (burdening HOA/COA members) where there are none in the Bylaws or state law.

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