: Since everything we do now is by email, can we hold our elections electronically if we preserve everyone's anonymity?
: Electronic ballots would be more convenient and less expensive than paper ballots. Unfortunately, the Davis-Stirling Act currently requires a paper double envelope
system for the following types of elections (Civ. Code §5100
Examples for E-Balloting
election of directors
removal of directors
amendments to the CC&Rs and bylaws
grants of exclusive use common areas
. If an election does not fall into one of the above categories, it can be done electronically. For example, some CC&Rs require membership approval before a lawsuit can be filed against a developer for construction defects. The voting can be done electronically. The same is true for membership surveys on painting, decorating, etc.
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