Rock the Proxy: Let Your Voice be Heard

It’s that time of year! A lot of homeowner association annual meetings fall in this time of year. If you cannot make your association’s annual meeting, it is very important to submit a proxy.

A proxy is the written authorization that allows one person to appoint another (the proxy holder) to vote on his or her behalf. State law and the association’s governing documents specify that the association can use proxy voting.

Why would you use a proxy? Maybe you’re traveling during the election or have other obligations that prevent you from attending the meeting, but you still want your voice to be heard.

If you’re interested in using a proxy, ask your association manager or a board member for a proxy form if you did not receive one in the mail with your annual meeting notice. Cite the name and address of the individual you’re appointing to cast your vote. Then list your name, address and telephone number, and sign and date the form.