I'm a 2-termer Board of Director in a Homeowners Association in a huge subdivision in Central Luzon.
We just recently concluded our Homeowners Association Elections here for the 3rd consecutive year. Just like the first 2 elections, out of 1000+ HOA members in good standing, only 200-300 members casted their votes, despite being repeatedly notified using multiple mediums at least one (1) month prior to the elections.
Surprisingly this year, a small group of 7 HOA members (2 winning candidates and 5 losing candidates) are now complaining on the grounds of failure of elections for lack of quorum. If this is a valid argument, does this mean that the last 2 exercises were failure of elections too?
I am aware that coming up with a quorum is a common challenge during HOA elections nationwide. I have checked multiple resources from HLURB, by-laws, IRRs, magna carta, etc., that could support that we had a valid quorum/HOA elections. I haven't found any yet that I could use to support my argument.
In this regard, can someone please enlighten me the definition of a quorum in relation to holding HOA elections? Is it simply 50% of the HOA members in good standing plus one?