This page contains information about the Briar Chapel Community Association (BCCA) election:
- Election Information and Timeline
- Candidate Information
- How to Participate in our Election Process
Election Information and Timeline
The BCCA Board of Directors consists of five homeowners elected by the members (homeowners) of the BCCA. Directors serve a two-year term and terms are staggered so that not all of the directors change in the same year. This year we are electing four (4) members of the Board. In accordance with Section 3.4(a) of the By-Laws, the Nominating Committee was appointed by the President of the BCCA Board of Directors. The Nominating Committee consists of: Michael Cunningham (Co-Chair), Rusty Fields (Co-Chair), Cath Kline, Andy Mahder, Lois Sobel, and Dave Zorich. Nominations open on Monday, Sept. 25, 2023 and close on Monday, Oct 2, 2023 at 8 am.
The 2023 election of the BCCA Board of Directors provides members a choice of voting online or with paper ballots. All completed ballots must be received by 12 pm (noon) on Nov. 15, 2023.
Results will be announced at the Annual Meeting of the BCCA which will be held on Nov. 15, 2023 at 6 pm as a virtual Zoom meeting. To be a valid election, 20% of the home and property owners must submit a ballot. Your participation, therefore, is very important!
2023 Election Timeline
Monday, Sept 25, 2023
Call for Candidates email sent to the community (Nominations open)
Monday, Oct 2, 2023 at 8 am
Deadline for nomination applications
Monday, Oct 2, 2023
Nomination meeting to validate candidates
Tuesday, Oct 10, 2023
Candidate meeting with Kuester Management
Friday, Oct 13, 2023
Mail Annual Meeting announcement with ballots
Thursday, Oct 26, 2023 at 6pm
Meet the Candidates Night
Wednesday, Nov 1, 2023 at 8am
Voting Begins (Online and Paper Ballots)
Wednesday, Nov 15, 2023 at 12 pm (noon)
Voting Ends (Online and Paper Ballots)
Wednesday, Nov 15, 2023 at 6pm
2024 Budget Meeting/2023 Annual Meeting (Election results are announced)
Thursday, Nov 16, 2023 at 6pm
BCCA Board Organizational Meeting (Election of new officers for the BCCA Board)
Each candidate’s application, bio, and other pertinent information provided by the candidate (platform, position statements, etc.) is linked below. BCCA has presented this information as provided by the candidate. We’ve listed the candidates in alphabetical order.
One of the four elected directors will serve a one-year term, while the other three will serve a two-year term. The director elected with the lowest cumulative vote total will serve the one-year term.
2023 Election Q&A
- Question 1
- Question 2
- Question 3
- Question 4
- Question 5
- Question 6
- Question 7
- Question 8
- Question 9
- Question 10
- Question 11
- Question 12
*As voting is currently underway, no further questions will be shared with the candidates.
How to Participate in our Election Process
BCCA members (homeowners) are encouraged to learn more about your Board of Director candidates and vote in the election. There are multiple ways members can participate in the election process:
- Members can submit questions for the candidates to the BCCA by emailing email@example.com. Management will send the questions to the candidates and the member’s names who submitted the questions. BCCA staff will post all responses in the Candidate Q&A.
- Members should participate in the Meet the Candidates event on Thursday, Oct. 26, at 6 p.m. Members can submit questions to firstname.lastname@example.org before the event, which Jeremy Mayes, BCCA General Manager, will moderate.
The BCCA uses cumulative voting. In 2023, there are four open positions, this means each member household will have four total votes. All votes may be assigned to a single candidate, split among 3 or less candidates or, one vote may be assigned to four separate candidates.
Online voting will be open starting Wednesday, Nov. 1 – Wednesday, Nov 15 at 12 noon using Vote HOA Now. This is a secure and efficient method to increase participation while saving both time and money. Each property with an email on file will receive an email invitation to vote from the community voting site. Please be sure to add this email address (email@example.com) to your safe sender list/address book so you can participate. If we do not have your email on file or you do not receive an invite email by Nov. 1st, please contact the BCCA at 919-240-4955 or go to the web address listed below and click Contact Us to get your code: https://firstname.lastname@example.org/register .
Voting online is easy, just three steps:
- Receive the invite email and click the link, or go directly to the voting site and enter your code.
- Register to vote by entering your name and email. This creates your ballot.
- Make your choices on the ballot and submit it.
When your vote is complete, you will receive an onscreen confirmation and an email that the vote has been recorded. Please note that each household only gets one (1) set of votes. Also, once ballots are sent to the voting website, they are final and cannot be changed.
The BCCA will mail the Annual Meeting announcement and paper ballots to members on Oct. 13, 2023. Paper ballots will be accepted starting Wednesday, Nov. 1 – Wednesday, Nov 15 at 12 noon. Ballots must be clearly marked. If you make a mistake, you may download a replacement ballot (Obtain a Ballot Here). Follow the voting instructions on the ballot. Please note that only one (1) ballot can be submitted for each property lot. If multiple ballots are received, the one received first will be counted. Once ballots are received, they cannot be changed or returned.
2023 Election and 2024 Budget Timeline
30th (Friday) – All committee budget requests due to the respective Board Liaison
11th (Tuesday) – Board to vote on all committee budget requests, as well as the 2024 and 2025 strategic planning items.
27th (Thursday) – GM Meeting with interested candidates
31st (Monday) – Communication of Election Timeline and Community Information
1st (Tuesday) – GM present draft budget to BOD (Work Session) 14th (Monday) – GM present draft budget to FC
25th (Monday) – Call for candidates
30th (Saturday) – FC Approve 2024 Master and Service Area Budgets
2nd (Monday) – Candidate cutoﬀ
10th (Tuesday) – BOD Approve 2024 Master and Service Area Budgets
10th (Tuesday) – GM meeting with candidates.
13th (Friday) – Notice of Meeting, budgets, and voting materials mailed
26th (Thursday) – Meet the Candidates
1st (Wednesday) – Online Voting Opens
15th (Wednesday) – Annual Meeting; Online Voting Closes
16th (Thursday) – Organizational Meeting