HABITAT

Subscribe for Daily Updates!
Do I have to vote?Dec 30, 2017

Annual shareholders meeting coming up. Current board members are OK but I'm not keen on voting for them and I'm not keen on running either. What do I do if I don't want to vote for them but they are running unopposed?

Join the Conversation Comments (1)
Do I have to vote? - Marty Dec 30, 2017

This is just like real life politics - if you don't vote, then you have no right to complain.

If you don't want the current Board to run unopposed, then you have 2 options:
1) Run yourself
2) Convince someone else to run

It's easy to criticize from afar. Step up to the plate and do something about the situation if you're not satisfied. Other than that, stop complaining, especially on this website.

Thank you for rating!

You have already rated this page, you can only rate it once!

Your rating has been changed, thanks for rating!

Introduce yourself to other members of Board Talk! Login below or register here.

Board Talk members who registered prior to March 9th, 2016 will need to reset their password.

Register

Forgot your password? Click here

> Join the conversation Comments (2)
Does not matter vote or not - MK Jan 12, 2018

They are running unopposed so your vote will not make a difference. If you vote no they will know you tried to vote them out. They could make your life miserable because of it. Decline to vote and they won't have a clue as to how you feel. You have to protect yourself, the board where I am are vengeful and tenants fear them. They don't get voted out because no one wants the job. With this knowledge they do as they please and it is a dictatorship. I have no respect for the people here. I tried to run for the board and they imposed new rules regarding this. They would not let me post on the billboard and tore my notices down. Don't let them know you are not happy, these people like to be stroked. I am sure there are exceptions, but it is better to keep your cards close to your chest.

Thank you for rating!

You have already rated this page, you can only rate it once!

Your rating has been changed, thanks for rating!

Introduce yourself to other members of Board Talk! Login below or register here.

Board Talk members who registered prior to March 9th, 2016 will need to reset their password.

Register

Forgot your password? Click here

> Join the conversation
Do I have to vote? - Unosay Jan 17, 2018

Is there a real community mindset in the cooperative in the first place? Do shareholders take an active interest in their cooperative? People are so busy working and caring for their day to day needs they forget this is their money (investment). If you don't take an active interest in your investment you are hurting yourself down the line.

Thank you for rating!

You have already rated this page, you can only rate it once!

Your rating has been changed, thanks for rating!

Introduce yourself to other members of Board Talk! Login below or register here.

Board Talk members who registered prior to March 9th, 2016 will need to reset their password.

Register

Forgot your password? Click here

> Join the conversation

Introduce yourself to other members of Board Talk! Log in below or register here.

Board Talk members who registered prior to March 9th, 2016 will need to reset their password.

Introduce yourself to other members of Board Talk! Login below or register here.
Board Talk members who registered prior to March 9th, 2016 will need to reset their password.

Ask the Experts

learn more

Learn all the basics of NYC co-op and condo management, with straight talk from heavy hitters in the field of co-op or condo apartments

Professionals in some of the key fields of co-op and condo board governance and building management answer common questions in their areas of expertise

Source Guide

see the guide

Looking for a vendor?