Voting Process Survey
The Board of Trustees and the managment company no longer release a list of which homeowners have voted, during or even after the election is complete. This makes it impossible to confirm your vote was successfully delivered and was counted, and all too easy for votes to simply disappear. Additionally, there have been numerous reports from homeonwers that they have not received the election mailings at all, or have been approached by office staff or others at the clubhouse with "voting advice". It is important to document these incidents to determine if there is a systemic problem or just a few isolated cases.
In all probability, voting data was harvested from the 2018 election in which the proxy form and the ballot were on the same page. In May of 2020, further revisions to PREDFDA made this practice ILLEGAL, but that came too late for the 2018 election. For 2019, the board did use anonymous ballots, however the ballots were taken away after the meeting with the ballots still paired with their proxies, allowing for possible data harvesting. Thus, the concern remains that such data could be used very strategically in the election process by those so inclined.
To provide at least some level of voting fraud protection, we are trying to collect voting process information from as many owners as possible. This will allow us to eventually confirm that votes were delivered intact and that no votes were lost. We are NOT asking who you voted for - rather, these questions are about your experience with the voting process.