Our Hoa has BOD restrictions on who can run for election and here they are:
Section 5.1 Nominations of Directors.
a) From October 1 to December 1 of each year, any Member of the Association interested in
standing for election to the Board may submit to the Nominating Committee, at the general
office of the Association, a statement of interest and relevant experience completed by the
Member on a form provided by the Association or by electronic means. The Board shall
publish a reminder to Members of the dates for submitting names of candidates for election
to the Board in the official community communication in October of each year.
b) The Nominating Committee shall review the eligibility of the prospective candidates. The
Nominating Committee shall use its best efforts to identify prospective Board members
willing to stand for election, with the goal of presenting a slate of not less than two (2)
candidates for each position to be filled. A slate of nominees shall be presented and
announced prior to December 22 and shall be posted on the Association bulletin boards
and website. The Nominating Committee shall obtain certification as to the eligibility of
each nominee from the General Manager.
c) Any Member in good standing may become a nominee by filing with the chairperson of
the Nominating Committee prior to January 1:
i) A petition on a form provided by the Association signed by at least twenty-five (25)
Members in good standing (one signature per lot owned);
ii) A written certification of eligibility from the General Manager of the Association.
d) Upon the Member filing the foregoing petition and certification, the chairperson of the
Nominating Committee shall cause the Member’s name to be added to the slate of
nominees and posted prior to January 8.
Is this legal tp allow a commitee selected by the BOD and approved by the General Manager to only nomonate those allowed on the ballot?