Need for Quorum at Association's Meetings

            Owners of an association might challenge a decision taken at a meeting without a quorum—a minimum number of votes required to be present for a decision to be valid. The governing documents usually prescribe the voting procedures and set the quorum.

            If a quorum is not met, the governing documents may allow for the meeting to be adjourned within a specified time. Associations may also reduce the quorum to increase the chance that a decision taken at a meeting will be valid. The quorum sometimes is as low as 10% or 15% votes present out of all votes entitled to be cast.

            Associations may also ensure that a quorum is reached by enacting and enforcing procedures for proxy voting. This process allows owners who are unable to be physically present at the meeting to vote by delivering their proxy or their vote to the authorized person. The association may also provide rules for issues such as proper proxy execution, proxy cancellation or expiration, and other aspects of voting while absent from the meeting.

            This site and any information contained herein is intended for informational purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice. Seek a competent attorney for advice on any legal matter.

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