2024 Board of Directors Election
Cast your Kiawah Island Community Association (KICA) ballot between Jan. 15, 2024 and Feb. 15, 2024 to elect three new board members 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. 15 will be automatically entered to win a $500 annual assessment refund.Key Dates
- Dec. 11, 2023: Date of Record (property owners on this date will receive a 2024 ballot)
- Dec. 15, 2023: Candidate Info Published
- Jan. 15, 2024: Voting Opens at 12 p.m.
- Feb. 15, 2024: Voting Closes at 12 p.m.
- Feb. 16, 2024: Election Results Announced
- Mar. 21, 2024: Directors-Elect Begin Term after the Annual Meeting
Meet Your Candidates
2024 KICA Board Candidates
The Ballot: What to Expect
Each Kiawah Island property receives one ballot, provided to the primary contact of the managing household. Your ballot has two parts. You will be asked to vote to fill three seats 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 three fellow property owners to the Kiawah Island Community Association’s Board of Directors. The election will fill the seats of outgoing directors Jerry McGee, Beth Zampino and Alex Fernandez. 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.
Seven candidates are running for election. Get to know your board candidates (featured above) by reading their written candidacy statements and watching their video interviews.
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 3 seats = total of 3 votes) and a developed residential property receives two votes per available board seat (2 votes x 3 seats = total of 6 votes). You may cast all of your votes for one candidate, or you may divide your votes (in whole numbers), not to exceed your total number of votes, among the official candidates or a write-in candidate. The three candidates receiving the highest number of votes will be elected to serve.
Of the three open director seats, two seats will serve a three-year term (2024-2027) and one seat will serve a two-year term (2024-2026). The two board candidates receiving the greatest number of votes in the election will serve a three-year term. The board candidate with the third highest votes will serve a two-year term. (In this unique situation with two different term lengths, the board of directors passed a resolution to define the process for appointing the seats for the 2024 election.)
If the 51% quorum requirement is not met by the close of the election, it will be held again, necessitating the use of additional community funds.
Part 2: Assign Your Annual Meeting Proxy
The association’s covenants require 51% of households to be in attendance at the Annual Meeting on March 21, 2024 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.
KICA Annual Meeting
Thursday, March 21, 2024
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. 15, 2024 by [email protected]. (Check your Spam folder if you don’t see the email.) 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. 15 at 12 p.m. through Thursday, Feb. 15 at 12 p.m. (Coming Soon: View a sample ballot.) 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. 15 at 12 p.m.
Contact us at [email protected] for questions about your voter registration code.