With nearly 74 million people residing in homeowners associations (HOAs) across the United States, annual elections play an important role in the vibrancy of these communities.
Between administering benefits, approving budgets, providing oversight, along with myriad other tasks, retirement system trustees play a vital role in retirees accessing coveted benefits.
YesElections' own Michael Caputo co-authored an article for the American Society of Association Executives’ site outlining the benefits of working directly with an election management agency.
As the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) took hold in the spring, regular citizens, business owners, and organizations expressed concern about the impact the pandemic would have on mail distribution in the United States.
In a landmark decision, the U.S. Supreme Court in 2018 ruled that public labor unions could not compel nonmembers from paying agency fees.
The goal of any voting association is to not only increase turnout year after year but to generate consistent engagement among members.
Online elections are the most affordable method of voting, making it the most attractive option for unions across the United States. However, federal regulations remain vague on the matter, leaving open the question of whether or not online voting meets the correct legal standard.
Elections are often the culmination of extensive preparations and months of hard work to ensure voters have only a few steps to follow once voting commences.
Associations hold annual elections to decide key positions and matters that are important to members. While selecting a voting method is of utmost importance, it’s also crucial that associations provide members with a seamless election experience. Beyond upholding democratizing ideals, elections help instill trust in a voter’s institution and the greater community it serves.
A quarter of the United States population lives in a community association, which includes homeowners associations (HOAs), condominium communities and housing cooperatives, according to a report released last year by the Foundation for Community Association Research.