Ballot Proposition Letter from Third Mutual Vice President Annie McCary

Dear Neighbor,

It’s election season!

Please don’t let our local Third Mutual ballot proposition get lost in the shuffle of the national election. Our Third Mutual ballot proposition affects you and me—and all our neighbors.

I have run into people who have never received their ballot in the mail. Plus, it’s easy to lose track of your mail-in ballot, as it comes in a nondescript white envelope. So, keep track of it!

If you haven’t already voted, don’t forget to mail it right away, so your vote arrives in plenty of time to be counted. Or you can drop your ballot in the blue metal ballot box outside the front of the Community Center.

This is an important ballot proposition for all Third Mutual voters that affects our control over rising insurance costs, assessments and our ability to make our own decisions about our community priorities. If the ballot proposition passes, your Third Mutual Board of Directors pledges to solicit your opinions, listen to your concerns and act in accordance with our high community standards.

If you haven’t already, we urge you to vote YES on the ballot proposition!

Below is a list of links, by category, where you will find information about the ballot proposition. 

Please review these resources and give us a text or call on our hotline at 949-354-4199 if you have any questions or concerns. Or you can email me at Don’t forget to mention my name, Annie McCary.

We all thank you for your support!

Annie McCary
First Vice President, Third Mutual


Third Mutual Ballot Proposition Page


Ballot Prop Info

Ballot Prop FAQs

Ballot Proposition Video Presentation


Restated Third Mutual CC&Rs

Restated Third Mutual Bylaws

Third Mutual Matrix


Treasurer Robert Mutchnick’s Matrix Statement

President Steve Parson’s Fireside Chat

President Steve Parsons Issues Statement


Replacement Ballot Info

How to Vote


Restated CC&Rs

Restated Bylaws

Third Mutual Matrix (Exhibit E)

Existing CC&Rs
Third Mutual Individual Existing CC&Rs Documents


Special Forum — October 9

Town Hall — October 6

Town Hall — September 29

Janet Powers, Esq., PSA

Election Details

The deadline to vote “YES” or “NO” for restatement of the bylaws and CC&Rs is November 2. If mailing your ballot, the return envelope must be received at the Inspector of Elections post office box by Monday, November 2, 2020, by 11 a.m. Return your mail-in ballot as soon as possible! If dropping your ballot off in the blue ballot box directly outside the Community Center double doors, do so by 5 p.m. on November 2. 

Ballots will be counted on Tuesday, November 3, beginning at 9:30 a.m. as a virtual meeting to be televised on Village Television (TV6). 

In accordance with Civil Code §5100(g), the following board members were elected by acclamation because at the close of nominations the number of nominations equaled the number of available seats on the board: Deborah Dotson, John Frankel, Annie McCary, Robert Mutchnick and Donna Rane-Szostak.

Completing Your Ballot and Return Envelope

  • Using a black or dark pen only, completely fill in the oval space to the right of the words “YES” or “NO.” Do not mark an “X” or “√” or your vote may not count.
  • Insert your completed ballot into the secret ballot envelope (SBE) and seal. Do not make any marks on the SBE.
  • Insert the SBE into the yellow postage-paid return envelope addressed to Third Laguna Hills Mutual, Inspector of Elections, PO Box 3026, Danville, CA 94526-9941 and seal.
  • Mail-in ballots must be received at the post office box no later than 11 a.m., Monday, November 2. If you want a receipt for a mailed ballot, return it Certified Delivery – Return Receipt at your expense.
  • Hand-delivered ballots placed in the official ballot box in front of the Community Center (24351 El Toro Road) must be received no later than 5 p.m., Monday, November 2.
  • Call the Inspector of Elections’ Duplicate Ballot Request Call Center at 855-240-0363 24/7 throughout the election period if your ballot is lost or damaged. Tell the operator you are a Third Laguna Hills Mutual member, provide your address and phone number, and a ballot will be mailed to you in one to two business days.
  • Ballots will be counted Tuesday, November 3, beginning at 1:30 p.m. at a virtual meeting that will be televised on Village Television (Channel 6).
  • Read the rules governing this election here.
  • View Third Laguna Hills Mutual Restatement of Bylaws and CC&Rs here.
  • On the back side of the yellow postage-paid return envelope, provide your signature (by member or trustee) on the signature line provided. Unsigned return envelopes will invalidate the ballot and not be counted.

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