Proper annual elections are crucial to the authority of an association's board of directors. When the validity of the board's election is in dispute, the validity of all its actions may be doubtful as well. And some boards simply fail to call annual elections at all.
Members have filed complaints with the CCOC challenging the rejection of their proxy votes, the failure of the board to give proper advance notice of elections, and of resolutions adopted at the annual meetings that change the size of the board and the number of positions up for election.
All association governing documents contain procedures for calling and holding annual elections of their boards. These procedures can seem difficult to understand. In order to help members through the process, the CCOC has developed this election package of sample forms and checklists. The package is designed to be used with, and not as a substitute for, the procedures contained in the association's own governing documents.
For a general review of the election process, please read our online Manual and Resource Guide.