Between the ongoing pandemic, legislative efforts to expand virtual meetings in New York, and updates from the United States Postal Service, it's been a busy summer in the association world.
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Virtual meetings could become a permanent fixture for housing cooperatives and condo associations in New York if two bills successfully become law.
Anytime you’re inserting something new into the equation, it’s always good to check the temperature of those who would be most impacted. That’s especially true for association elections.
The right ballot software system goes a long way to improving your overall election experience, while also generating increased turnout. That’s especially true for Homeowners Association (HOA) elections, which are legally required to meet a quorum before conducting official business.
The phrase “new normal” has become commonplace over the last year because a lot has changed for people personally and in their professional lives. The same can be said for member elections, which many organizations had to adjust for public health reasons.
The United States is home to more than 14 million union members, including many that take great pride in their membership and the associated union benefits.
The past year has taught us all quite a bit about navigating a public health crisis. But for voting associations, the COVID-19 pandemic has underscored the need for a flexible voting management system that you can rely on even in the most difficult of circumstances.
In recent years, do-it-yourself (DIY) projects have become increasingly popular among people tackling crafting, redecorating, organizing, or home repairs utilizing videos from YouTube or detailed blog posts. That trend extends to private elections as well, inspiring some to manage the entire process internally.
Each state has its own laws dictating the process by which homeowners associations (HOA) elect board members. Florida is no exception.
When tasked with running your organization’s election, you’ll have to address myriad issues depending on the voting method you choose, including prepping mail-in ballots, selecting observers for polling sites, and among the most crucial, how you plan on improving turnout.