The larger the association, the more time-consuming the ballot-counting process becomes. To speed the process, inspectors of election are allowed to appoint and oversee additional persons to verify signatures and to count and tabulate votes as the inspector or inspectors deem appropriate, provided that the persons are independent third parties. (Civ. Code §5105(a)(6).)
Prior to the Meeting. Inspectors of election, or their designees, may verify member information and signatures on the outer envelope prior to the meeting at which ballots are tabulated. (Civ. Code §5120.)
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