Not following ALL of the required procedures when preparing amendments to your association governing documents can be VERY expensive. Take the time, money and effort to do it right.
In 2015 the board for Forest Lakes Master Association distributed notice that it would be holding a vote to amend its voting procedure at its annual meeting. The board and property manager alleged that they had received the required votes for the amendment. Because of some interesting counting techniques, the number of votes in favor of the amendment kept rising. One owner, Johnson, emailed the board and stated that he believed the board failed to follow proper voting procedures and that the amendment did not pass. After counting the votes, Johnson confirmed his belief that the board had violated the voting procedures in their documents. Johnson demanded that the Board find the voting procedure void. When the board refused Johnson filed suit. Both parties moved for summary judgment and the association also asked for attorney fees.