Delegate systems are found mostly in larger CIDs in which it may be difficult for an association to obtain quorums for annual meetings or the necessary votes to obtain approval of governing document amendments. Delegates typically represent a given geographical area encompassing specified separate interests. When there is a board election or document amendment vote planned, there may be meetings of the members from each delegate district in which the owners cast their votes to direct their delegate how to vote in the board election or on the document amendment. Depending on an association’s governing documents, the delegate will probably get to cast the votes of all the owners who reside in the delegate district. However, under some governing documents, the votes of the entire district are split in proportion to the way the votes were cast by the owners who actually voted. Under other governing documents, all the votes may be cast the way a majority of the owners cast their votes.

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