QUESTION: Our association has only five units and our bylaws require that each unit be represented on the board. Do we have to go through the expense of sending out ballots each year when the election results are predetermined?
ANSWER: You can skip the balloting. The Davis-Stirling Act specifically exempts elections where "the governing documents provide that one member from each separate interest is a director." (Civ. Code § 5100(f).)
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