C.R. from Cook County, Illinois writes:
Dear Mister Condo,
Mister Condo replies:
C.R., not only can they, they should! Your governing documents have a great section about serving on the Board. It details who is eligible, terms, roles, responsibilities, appointments (in case of death, resignation, or removal for cause). For most associations the Board is given the right to appoint eligible association members to fill any vacancies. It would be most unusual for the homeowners to vote on such an appointment. Keep in mind that this appointee will have to run for office at the end of the appointment if they wish to continue serving on the Board. All the best!