Some associations allow everyone who runs for the board to serve as a voting director, even if it exceeds the number called for in the bylaws. Exceeding the authorized number is improper and creates the potential for a legal challenge.
. If associations want to increase the size of their boards, they must amend their bylaws. They may also need to amend their Articles of Incorporation and CC&Rs. Articles commonly set the number of directors for the corporation. Older CC&Rs, especially if the association was originally unincorporated, will establish the number of directors (sometimes called a board of governors) for the association. All three documents must be examined if an association seeks to change the size of its board.
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