B.K. from Palm Beach County, Florida writes:
Dear Mister Condo,
Annual meeting and election were called for on April 7th per FLS718. Because of Coronavirus, meeting cancelled and voting deadline extended. No counting of ballots has taken place and Board does not plan to before June 29. Meanwhile they continue in office. How can we get the ballots counted?
Mister Condo replies:
B.K., the Coronavirus Pandemic has created many challenges for HOAs in Florida and around the country. For the most part, HOAs have been relying on the advice of their community association attorney to get them through the legal wrangling required to provide proper governance during the crisis. Your situation is not uncommon and I am sure your association will move forward when the time is right. I am not sure what your “rush” is to have the ballots counted but I am sure it will happen shortly as the phased reopening of the communities continue. June 29 would not be an unreasonable date, in my opinion. The COVID-19 pandemic certainly disrupted many HOAs. As things get back to normal, so will your HOA. Be patient, be safe, and take care. All the best!