Longboat Key, FL asked in Real Estate Law for Florida

Q: CanFlorida condo association have annual meeting via zoom /count ballots to elect a new Board on Zoom during pandemic?

We have numerous problems in our condo community, many of which may be properly resolved when a new board is elected. Our current board majority of 3 always votes as a bloc and won't let the cast votes be counted on zoom nor hold the annual meeting on zoom during the pandemic? They say this is forbidden under the Gov's statute. Is this correct?

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Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard
  • Freeeport, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: It is unclear what you mean by " the Gov's statute". The governor has made a number of emergency orders during this crisis, but none of them appear to apply. If you mean the portions of the Florida Statutes concerning corporate meetings, and particularly those of condominium associations, the board may be correct. You might want to have an attorney look at the governing documents of your organization, and determine if there is a way to force a meeting by remote communication.

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