Condo Boards Ensure Secret Ballots?

Q: I live in a small condominium in Baiting Hollow, N.Y., where everyone knows one another. When we vote at our annual meeting, two volunteer unit owners count the ballots, so our votes are not really secret. After last year’s election, I received a nasty anonymous letter in the mail about my vote. The lack of secrecy in our voting process hampers our ability to vote freely and affects our relationship with the board. Other condo communities have a secret double-envelope system similar to the one used for absentee ballots. Shouldn’t that be a legal requirement?   Read the article……………


Related Articles

It’s Tough Out There: Keeping Up in a Competitive Management Market

As the condo and HOA market continues to heal after the setback it experienced during the most recent financial crisis,

It’s Time to Communicate Your Association’s Snow and Ice Removal Policy

Unfortunately, snow and ice are a fact of life in Ohio. When temperatures drop and snow starts falling, board members

Avoiding the appearance of self interest as an association director

A reader of my blog recently wrote to discuss a situation in her community where the interests of the membership