Q. In IL is a unit owner required to vote for everyone on the ballot, five listed five elected, or may one just check off who they want and leave blank who they do not wish to vote for?

A. Your association's bylaws should describe how voting is to be conducted.  In most cases, owners vote by

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"Ask the Expert"

Can a rent to own condo tenant serve as a board member?

Q. An owner in our building has a tenant who has a contract to purchase the unit on a "rent to own" basis. Since the tenant is not yet legally an owner, can she be responsible for voting on the board members or even serving on the board herself?

Can the board fine me for not having unit insurance?

Q. My condo association board enacted Rules & Regulations that state that all owners must have their own insurance and that we are to provide a copy of our insurance policy every year or we would be in violation of the rules.