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Procedures.  There are very few statutes relating to how elections are to be conducted, therefore an association's governing documents are the primary source for conducting elections.  Otherwise, beyond the requirements stated specifically in CC&Rs, bylaws and articles of incorporation, the board may determine in advance what fair and reasonable procedures are to be used.  At meetings, the person that presides over the meeting is the person that enforces the rules and designates who is to speak at any given time.  This person is called the chair (the presiding officer).  The chair may be appointed specifically for the meeting by the board, or more commonly, the person is the president of the association.  For more information, see Index, meeting procedures.

Board Member Terms.  The Nonprofit Act requires all directors to be elected at each annual meeting, unless

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Statutes and Cases:

(For reference: 57-8 is the Condo Act, 57-8a is the Community Association Act, 16-6a is the Nonprofit Act)

16-6a-707. Action without meeting
16-6a-709. Action by written ballot
16-6a-714. Quorum and voting requirements for voting groups
16-6a-717. Voting for directors -- Cumulative voting
16-6a-804. Election, appointment, and designation of directors