“Proxies have increasingly become an important element in homeowners associations, and yet they remain a point of confusion for many board members. Proxies can be utilized to benefit the community aspect of a homeowners association, acting as a stand-in for absent residents. Such a tool as a proxy can be indispensable to a well-functioning HOA…” Source: AssociationHelpNow.com
Proxy voting expands the opportunities for home owners and condominium owners to participate in association governance and policy-making. More importantly, proxy ballots may be necessary to ensure a quorum is met. Typically a proxy is used when a member cannot attend a meeting. The proxy holder must appear at the meeting to cast a ballot on behalf of the proxy giver.
There are two types of proxies:
- A general proxy allows the proxy holder to vote without restriction, allowing him to exercise his discretion.
- A limited or directed proxy restricts the voting power of the proxy holder. The restriction may relate to voting at a specific event or on a specific issue or may direct how the proxy holder must vote,
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