Many homeowners want to make a difference where they live. They may have ideas about how to improve the HOA and make things better for themselves and their fellow homeowners. Serving on an HOA board is one way to do good where you live. Every HOA must have rules regarding elections. The first thing for you is to learn these rules and understand how your HOA holds elections.
Every HOA has a board with elected positions. The main HOA board positions are:
- Vice President
The HOA must mail a candidate nomination form to all homeowners at least 60 days before the scheduled election. The form must be returned to the HOA at least 30 days before the election. HOA elections are cast by secret ballot. All the votes must be counted in public at an open meeting of the HOA.
If you want to serve on your HOA board, the best thing is to get to know your fellow homeowners and what is important to them. Talking to people and listening to their concerns is the way for you to get ideas about what you may do if you are elected to the HOA. Even if you do not ultimately win the election, you will learn far more about the issues that impact your HOA. Your fellow residents should know that you have substantive plans and are running for elected HOA office for the right reasons.
San Jose, CA, Campbell, CA, Mountain View, CA, Sunnyvale, CA, Santa Clara, CA, Cupertino, CA HOA Attorneys
When HOAs are changing election rules, there are strict laws that they need to follow. There have been recent major changes in California laws about HOA elections. Call a Cupertino, CA HOA attorney at Pratt & Associates at 408.369.0800 or contact us online to discuss your legal matter.