. There is nothing in the law prohibiting a husband and wife from serving on the board. If an association's bylaws are silent regarding director qualifications, then spouses can serve together on the board and be officers, as may tenants and non-residents. However, having spouses (or an co-owners) on the board creates potential conflicts of interest
and may interfere with
independent evaluation of issues that come before the board. Because of this, many associations amend their bylaws
to add director qualifications
that restrict co-owners from serving on the board.
One Vote Rule.
The "one vote per household" typically found in governing documents does not apply to directors elected to boards. Co-owners have only one vote between them when it comes to matters placed before the membership for a vote. When spouses are elected to the board, each has a vote when it comes to matters placed before the board.
. If the governing documents require that only members
serve on the board, then non-member spouses cannot
to run for the board nor may they be appointed
seats on the board.
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