Association Media. If any candidate or member advocating a point of view is provided access to association media (such as newsletters and internet websites) during a campaign, for purposes that are reasonably related to that election, the association must provide equal access to all candidates and members advocating a point of view on the issue. (Civ. Code §5105(a).)
Meeting Space. In addition, associations must ensure access to the common area meeting space, if any exists, during a campaign, at no cost, to all candidates, including those who are not incumbents, and to all members advocating a point of view, including those not endorsed by the board, for purposes reasonably related to the election. (Civ. Code §5105(a)(2).)
Right to Campaign. All members, including directors (at their own expense) have a right to campaign for or against any candidate or issue.
Enforcement. For violations regarding equal access to association resources, owners may bring a small claims court action. (Civ. Code §5145(c).)
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