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Elections Made Easy

 Want to ensure your next election goes smoothly? Just follow these 11 steps.

The annual meeting was one that homeowners in the Long Beach, Calif., community wouldn’t soon forget – and not for good reasons.  Registration alone took more than an hour.  Homeowner’s didn’t know where to sign in.  Ballots were distributed to residents who had already voted by mail.  Out of frustration, some people began screaming at the board.

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A Few Good Men (and Women)

Some homeowners run for the community association board because they’re upset about an assessment hike.  Others want to overturn what they consider unfair architectural rules.  It is not unusual for personal agendas to be strong motivators for homeowners to seek office. 

But more often, it seems, homeowners are too busy to serve on the board or don’t want to take on the responsibility.  The same people remain stuck on the board because others aren’t willing to step up.

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6 Tips for Planning a Successful HOA Annual Meeting

Is your annual meeting just around the corner? Begin planning now because successful meetings don’t happen by themselves.

“I’ve seen associations do well, and I’ve seen them stumble with annual meetings,” says Robert M. DeNichilo, an attorney at DeNichilo & Lindsley LLP in Irvine, Calif., who specializes in representing community associations. “The key is preparation. Those who have a checklist and act on it tend to do well. Those who say, ‘Oh, my gosh, we have an annual meeting!’ tend to flounder.”

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