One Vote Per Unit
Adams Stirling PLC


QUESTION: Our association only allows one vote per unit, even though there are two people on title. Doesn't everyone have a right to vote?

ANSWER: One vote per unit (not per person) is normal and legal. Although every person on title has a right to cast that one vote (provided they are in good standing), whoever casts the ballot is presumed to be voting for all his/her co-owners. (Corp. Code §7612.)

If each person on title casts a ballot, the first envelope received and registered is counted. All others from that same property are marked "Invalid" and set aside. Even if one of the owners objects and wants the person's ballot withdrawn (because they disagree with how the other owner voted), the ballot is not withdrawn. Once received by the Inspector, the ballot is irrevocable. (Civ. Code §5120(a).

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Adams Stirling PLC