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The easiest way for the board to remain neutral during a campaign season is to show their support for both sides. A task that can be accomplished by not only highlighting the strengths and weaknesses of each political camp on the HOA website but also inviting local candidates to make their case to the community.
This is particularly effective in elections during which measures that could affect the future of the community have taken center stage. The HOA board should consider inviting the local leaders and representatives to either defend or oppose these measures to residents.
Some HOAs have a difficult time with keeping politics out of their communities but most HOA residents will resist any attempt to silence their voices. For this reason, an HOA board needs to consider spending their resources on defining the rules and regulations that will govern political speech in the community. The HOA website should list the boundaries within which political views can be expressed to ensure that the constitutional freedoms of residents are protected.
An HOA board is discouraged from enacting rules that contradict the established laws of the country as those attempts could attract a variety of consequences. During matters such as these, boards are encouraged to consult with an experienced attorney that will guide their actions, even where political yard signs are concerned. Regardless of what the HOA board does, it should notify residents of any changes in the protocols governing their actions during a campaign season.