The fun doesn't end there, however. Civil Code section 4340(b) currently provides that “rule change” means “the adoption, amendment, or repeal of an operating rule by the board.” If an association engages in a rule change, as defined, it must follow the 28-day notice period specified by law.
Here, however, new Section 5105(h) only bars amendments to election rules less than 90 days prior to "an election." Does this mean that boards may adopt and repeal election rules closer to election day - whenever that is - in order to carry out changes in election procedures. The law's shift in favor of enforcement augurs against such chicanery, but the statute as written does permit it.