B.S. from outside of Connecticut writes:
Dear Mister Condo,
Typically, our condo meetings do not have many members present. There are 14 units in our association and usually there are at least 4 votes controlled by one person. My question, is there a limit to how many votes can be cast by one owner? With such a small association it appears that one owner can easily get a vote swayed his direction by having 4 votes.
Mister Condo replies:
B.S., voting by proxy varies from state to state and association to association. You need to look at your governance documents as well as your state’s laws to see how many votes one unit owner can cast. 4 out of 14 is over 25% of all the available votes. In Connecticut, for instance, proxy voting is limited to 15% of the available votes. If your state laws or governance documents don’t limit the amount of proxies one person can hold, there may be nothing to prevent such activity. Of course, you can always rally the other unit owners to attend the meetings and cast their votes. That is true democracy in action. Good luck!