SB 969 – Association Elections

Includes among the permissible reasons for disqualifying a person from nomination as a member of a Board of Directors of a common interest development, if the person has served the […]

SB 323 – Elections: Felons, Access, and Redress

This bill makes changes to a large number of election-related rules, including: director qualifications, permissible election venues, inspector of elections provisions, member list information, the minimum period between elections, and […]

SB 754 – Election by Acclamation

The Davis-Stirling Act currently requires the election of directors to serve on the board of directors of the association to be held by secret ballot, and requires an association to […]

2017 Legislation – AB 1426 – Uncontested Elections

Under the current system, associations must always use a double envelope, secret ballot system in their elections. This requirement applies even when the outcome of the election is already decided: […]

Responding to a Recall Petition

When HOA members decide to remove their board of directors, the board has to participate in the process. This article explains the board’s responsibilities.

2016 Legislation – AB 1799 – Elections by Acclamation

AB 1799 would offer an alternative voting process to associations with uncontested elections – those elections where the number of candidates for the board equals the number vacant seats. Under […]

2014 Legislation: AB 1360 – Electronic Voting

This bill authorizes an association to conduct elections or other membership balloting by electronic voting. It also requires an association to provide each member with an opportunity to indicate that […]

More Questions About HOA Elections

Published in the ECHO Journal, November 2007 Homeowner association members in California continue to raise questions about how elections should be conducted under the new law that went into effect […]

Every HOA Must Adopt Election Rules – Following the Civil Code Isn’t Enough

California HOA boards who fail to adopt elections rules are in violation of the law – even when they follow the procedures outlined in California’s Civil Code. This article explains […]

The Need for Election Rules

Even though the elections law went into effect well over six years ago, we still frequently come across associations without election rules in place. We often hear that some boards […]