In Michigan, the 2015 Revised Non-Proift Corporation Act provides the needed guidance regarding the timing issues and voting. If the Association’s Articles of Incorporation or Bylaws provide for ballotting without a meeting, then the ballots may contain a provision allowing ballots to be counted up to 90 days after the date on which the Association provides the ballot to the members.
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Homeowner association by-laws typically provide that an amendment to the CC & R’s be made by the vote of a certain percentage of the homeowners “cast in person or by proxy at a meeting of the homeowners duly held for such purpose.” As such, the requisite number of votes must be cast in favor of the amendment at the meeting. Votes cannot be accumulated thereafter outside of the meeting or at subsequent meetings.
Some by-laws, however, provide that, in lieu of a meeting, the amendment can be signed by the requisite number of homeowners needed to adopt the amendment. If this is the case, signatures can be gathered on the amendment at a meeting and thereafter over a period of time
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