2015 Nevada Revised Statutes
Chapter 116 - Common-Interest Ownership (Uniform Act)
NRS 116.31105 - Voting by delegates or representatives; limitations; procedure for electing delegates or representatives.

NV Rev Stat § 116.31105 (2015) What's This?

1. Except as otherwise provided in subsection 8, if the declaration so provides, in a common-interest community that consists of at least 1,000 units, the voting rights of the units’ owners in the association for that common-interest community may be exercised by delegates or representatives except that, in the election or removal of a member of the executive board, the voting rights of the units’ owners may not be exercised by delegates or representatives.

2. Except as otherwise provided in subsection 8, in addition to a common-interest community identified in subsection 1, if the declaration so provides, in a common-interest community created before October 1, 1999, the voting rights of the units’ owners in the association for that common-interest community may be exercised by delegates or representatives except that, in the election or removal of a member of the executive board, the voting rights of the units’ owners may not be exercised by delegates or representatives.

3. In addition to a common-interest community identified in subsections 1 and 2, if the declaration so provides, the voting rights of the owners of time shares within a time-share plan created pursuant to chapter 119A of NRS which is governed by a master association may be exercised by delegates or representatives.

4. For the purposes of subsection 1, each unit that a declarant has reserved the right to create pursuant to NRS 116.2105 and for which developmental rights exist must be counted in determining the number of units in a common-interest community.

5. For the purposes of subsection 3, each time share that a developer has reserved the right to create pursuant to paragraph (g) of subsection 2 of NRS 119A.380 must be counted in determining the number of time shares in a time-share plan.

6. Notwithstanding any provision in the declaration, the election of any delegate or representative must be conducted by secret written ballot.

7. When an election of a delegate or representative is conducted by secret written ballot:

(a) The secretary or other officer of the association specified in the bylaws of the association shall cause a secret written ballot and a return envelope to be sent, prepaid by United States mail, to the mailing address of each unit within the common-interest community or to any other mailing address designated in writing by the unit’s owner.

(b) Each unit’s owner must be provided with at least 15 days after the date the secret written ballot is mailed to the unit’s owner to return the secret written ballot to the association.

(c) Only the secret written ballots that are returned to the association in the manner prescribed on the ballot may be counted to determine the outcome of the election.

(d) The secret written ballots must be opened and counted at a meeting called for the purpose of electing delegates or representatives. A quorum is not required to be present when the secret written ballots are opened and counted at the meeting.

(e) A candidate for delegate or representative may not possess, be given access to or participate in the opening or counting of the secret written ballots that are returned to the association in the manner prescribed on the ballot before those secret written ballots have been opened and counted at a meeting called for that purpose.

8. Except as otherwise provided in subsection 9, the voting rights of the units’ owners in the association for a common-interest community may be exercised by delegates or representatives only during the period that the declarant is in control of the association and during the 2-year period after the declarant’s control of the association is terminated pursuant to NRS 116.31032.

9. The provisions of subsection 8 do not apply to:

(a) A time-share plan created pursuant to chapter 119A of NRS which is governed by a master association; or

(b) A condominium or cooperative containing both units that are restricted exclusively to nonresidential use and other units that are not so restricted.

(Added to NRS by 2003, 2220; A 2009, 2925, 2926)

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