To determine whether or not notice is needed and the terms of that notice you need to look at the CC & R's and Bylaws. Sometimes, a small increase in the fee will be allowed without a vote according to the CC & R's. A copy of the CC & R's should have been given to you when you purchased title insurance. The CC & R's are also available as a public record. You may need to request a copy of the Bylaws from the HOA.
I agree with both previous answers. If they raised the dues perhaps your energy should spent of getting a copy of the records and finding out why instead of delaying the increase because all they have to do is send you the notice properly this time.
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The notice requirements vary depending on whether your association is an HOA (RCW 64.38) or a condo (RCW 64.34 or RCW 64.32). Beyond that, as the previous answers have mentioned, the CC&Rs/Declaration and/or Bylaws for your association may also have additional or different notice requirements.
Even if your association failed to give proper notice, however, that may only be a procedural defect that the association can remedy by simply giving the proper amount of notice and raising the dues after the proper notice is given. So you may spend a lot of time and energy forcing the association into a "do over" with the same end result. A better use of your time might be to look into the reason for the increase. Volunteer for committees or for a board position next time one opens up. Associations with high rates of owner interest and participation are generally the healthiest financially.
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