SB 754 - Election by Acclamation

Bill Author: 
Moorlach
Subject: 
Elections by Acclamation
Status: 
Passed Senate. In Assembly.

The Davis-Stirling Act currently requires the election of directors to serve on the board of directors of the association to be held by secret ballot, and requires an association to adopt rules that specify the procedures for nomination of candidates consistent with the governing documents. The act also authorizes those rules to provide for the nomination of candidates from the floor of membership meetings or nomination by any other manner.

This bill would require an association to hold an election for a seat on the board of directors at the expiration of the director’s terms and at least once every 4 years. The bill would require, when the number of director nominees at the close of the nomination period is not more than the number of vacant director positions on the board, that the director nominees be considered elected by acclamation if the association complies with specified notice requirements and permits all candidates to run, except that the bill would require an association to disqualify a candidate for specified reasons and would authorize an association to disqualify a candidate for specified other reasons.

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