2023 Board of Directors Election
Cast your Kiawah Island Community Association (KICA) ballot between Jan. 16, 2023 and Feb. 16, 2023 to elect one new board member to represent your interests and assign your Annual Meeting proxy to help KICA reach the quorum requirement. All members who complete their ballot before the voting deadline on Feb. 16 will be automatically entered to win a $500 annual assessment refund.Key Dates
- Dec. 9, 2022: Property Owners as of this Date of Record Receive a 2023 Ballot
- Dec. 16, 2022: Candidate Info Published
- Jan. 16, 2023: Voting Opens
- Feb. 16, 2023: Voting Closes at 12 p.m.
- Feb. 17, 2023: Election Result Announced
- March 17, 2023: Director-Elect Begins Term after the Annual Meeting
Meet Your Candidate
2023 KICA Board Candidate
Prepare Your Vote
The Ballot: What to Expect
Each Kiawah Island property receives one ballot, provided to the primary contact of the managing household. Your 2023 ballot has two parts. You will be asked to vote to fill one seat for the director election and to assign your Annual Meeting proxy. Here are the details:
Part 1: Prepare Your Director Election Vote
51% of Kiawah households must vote in the director election for the election to be valid. Your participation is needed to elect one fellow property owner to the Kiawah Island Community Association’s Board of Directors. Board members represent your interests and plan for the future with the goal of preserving and enhancing your quality of life and your property’s value.
Only one candidate submitted his intent to run for election by the Nov. 22, 2022 deadline. Get to know your board candidate (featured above) by reading his written candidacy statement and watching his video interview.
Your property type will determine the number of votes you have. An undeveloped residential property receives one vote per available board seat (1 vote x 1 seat = total of 1 vote) and a developed residential property receives two votes per available board seat (2 votes x 1 seat = total of 2 votes). You may cast all of your votes for one candidate, or you may divide your votes, not to exceed your total number of votes, among the official candidate or a write-in candidate. The candidate receiving the highest number of votes will be elected to serve.
If the 51% quorum requirement is not met by the close of the election, the director election will be held again, using additional community funds and consuming more staff and member time.
Part 2: Choose to Assign Your Annual Meeting Proxy
The association’s covenants require 51% of households to be in attendance at the Annual Meeting on March 17, 2023 at 10 a.m. Since most of our community members live part-time on Kiawah and are not able to physically attend the annual meeting, quorum must be met in advance by assigning a proxy within the ballot to the KICA board secretary, so that the meeting can be held.
This is only an attendance proxy. No voting occurs at the Annual Meeting so you are not forfeiting any voting rights.
You are encouraged to attend, but the quorum must be met in advance of the meeting time, so please assign your proxy in the ballot.
2023 Annual Meeting Notice
Kiawah Island Community Association Annual Meeting
Friday, March 17, 2023 10 a.m. | The Sandcastle
Cast Your Ballot
Find Your Emailed Ballot and Voter Registration Code
Your ballot will be provided by KICA’s third-party voting processor, Vote-Now. Your ballot and unique voter registration code will be sent by email (sent to the primary contact of your property’s managing household) on Jan. 16, 2023 by [email protected] Click the ballot link within the email and your voter registration code should auto-populate, allowing you to enter your ballot.
Voting is open from Monday, Jan. 16 through Thursday, Feb. 16 at 12 p.m. Once your vote has been cast, it cannot be revoked. Please vote as soon as possible to help the association meet its required 51% participation quorum in advance of the close of the vote. All participating households will be entered to win a $500 annual assessment refund.
Online voting at the link above is encouraged. You can also vote by phone by calling 844-797-4575 (M-F, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. EST). All ballots must be received by Feb. 16 at 12 p.m.
Your property type will determine the number of votes you have. You may cast all of your votes for one candidate, or you may divide your votes, not to exceed your total number of votes, among two or more candidates.
Contact us at [email protected] for questions about your voter registration code.