VOTING AND ELECTIONS

RIGHT TO VOTE
Is the right to vote limited to “members in good standing”?

It depends on what the election rules and bylaws say and whether there has been a hearing to suspend voting rights. The election rules and bylaws specify voter qualifications (and hopefully are consistent). Often, those qualifications will include the requirement that a member be “in good standing.” Some governing documents will specify that “good standing” means not delinquent in the payment of assessments. Civil Code 1363(h) permits the board to impose discipline on a member so long as the member is afforded the right to a hearing.