The office of the Ombudsman can provide you with an election monitor pursuant to Section 718.5012(9) Florida Statutes. The monitor can conduct the election for your association. Fill out a Petition and mail it to the Ombudsman requesting an election Monitor with the signatures of 15% of the unit owners, and the other pertinent information such as time, date, place, number of directors to be elected, units and name of the association. Also include name and address of the condominium, its management company and its attorney. The association is required by statute to pay for the election monitor once the petition is approved by the Ombudsman.
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FAC 61B-23.0021(1)(d)8 states that the envelopes should be mailed to an entity designated to receive the ballots. After you are timely appointed an election monitor the monitor may request that the board have the ballot envelopes mailed to the Condominium Ombudsman. He or she will then bring them to the election. The election monitor is able to conduct the whole election process for the association if requested.