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Golden Ranch Condominium Association recently completed its latest board election. Joining the board is Duke Oliver. Despite never attending a board meeting and nominating himself for one of the spots, Duke still was able to garner the most votes—beating out a few incumbents and actively involved residents. The secret to his success? Social media. Unlike the other candidates, he used Twitter, Facebook, and the community's Nextdoor page to promote his candidacy. Since the other candidates aren't active on social media, some Golden Ranch residents feel Duke was playing on an uneven field.

Was it ethical for Duke to be the only Golden Ranch board candidate promoting his campaign on social media? Should associations have strict rules for how board candidates can promote themselves and their positions?

Tell us what you think. Leave your response below by Jan. 30​. Selected responses will be featured in the next issue of Common Ground. Responses may be edited for length and clarity.

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