Some condo professionals – lawyers, condo managers and directors – have been reluctant to embrace the simple, cost-effective technology of electronic voting.
Condominium developers are now starting to use electronic voting for turnover meetings simply by adding the authority to vote electronically.
Many condominium corporations have started to pass Electronic Voting by-laws to allow owners to vote on-line rather than having owners’ complete proxy forms.
Responsible boards of condominium corporations should encourage unit owners to vote for themselves, rather than allowing proxies to consolidate power in the hands of a few.
In a recent case (Wu v. PSCC 826, 2018 ONSC 2027), a condominium unit owner commenced legal proceedings against the condominium corporation over election irregularities and proxy improprieties.
In a recent case (Janet Cangiano v. MTCC No. 962), the Ontario Condominium Authority Tribunal refused an owner’s request to receive unredacted proxies.
In a recent case, YRCC No. 818 v. Przysuski, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice confirmed the validity of the election of the board of directors of a condominium corporation.