Register to Vote
Registering to vote is as easy as 1-2-3! Simply have your personal information, including name, address, and identification ready. This information is required by your state government as part of the registration process. Any personal information or other unique identifiers required by law for voter registration that are submitted in the process of registering to vote are used to produce the voter registration form to send to your local or state election officials and for the sole use of the National Association of REALTORS®. Any detailed information beyond your name and address (such as a state identification number or social security number) is NOT retained or stored.
While the National Association of REALTORS® is providing this service to make it easier for you to register to vote, your registration form will be sent to and processed by your state or local election officials.
Frequently Asked Questions
NAR has attempted to match individual member names to their appropriate state voter file. For whatever reason, we were not able to find a match for your name on the voter file. This does not mean that you are not registered to vote! It just means that we were not able to match your name. There are a variety of reasons why this may have happened. For example, in many cases, we only have a business addresses for REALTOR® members. Or you may have registered to vote in a significantly different name than you use for your business. While our matching process can compensate for many variations (for example, “Joe” and “Joseph” or “123 4th Street” and “123 Fourth Street”), it is not perfect. Your official name may be John T. Smith, who is registered to vote in Oakville, OH, but you may conduct business as Thad Smith in Columbus, OH. You will know best if you are registered or not. Our goal is to make it easy for you to get registered in the event that you have not yet done so. Click here to update our lists.
If you are NOT SURE IF YOUR ARE REGISTERED, we may be able to help determine your registration status. Click here and answer just a few questions. We can check your updated information against the state voter file and get back to you in just a few days. Of course, you can always contact your local Board of Elections or Secretary of State’s office to determine your registration status.
That’s great! We’re sorry that we were unable to match your name against the state voter file. There are a number of reasons why this could happen (please read “Why am I getting this email?” above.) If you are sure you are already registered, please click here to update our records.
Only you will handle your voter registration form. You will need to send it directly to your state registrar (address provided), or you may choose to deliver it personally. All personal information and other unique identifiers required by law for voter registration that are submitted in the process of registering to vote are used only to produce the voter registration form to send to your local or state election officials and is not distributed to any outside parties. Your name, zip code, and email address will be captured by VoteNet and shared with NAR, in order to update NAR’s membership records to show that you have completed a voter registration form. This information will not be shared with third parties. To learn more about how your personal information will be protected, links to NAR and VoteNet’s privacy policies can be found at the bottom of the registration form page. You can choose to not have your name, address, and email sent to NAR by VoteNet by clicking here. Once you mail in your voter registration application form to your local or state election officials, it becomes a matter of public record and is available for inspection and use by legitimate candidates for public office and their campaign organizations as well as by others who satisfy the requirements of the State law governing its use.
Most states require some unique identification number in order to register to vote. Some require your entire Social Security Number, while other states only require the last four digits. Many others will accept your state driver’s license number or other state identification. In any case, THIS INFORMATION IS NOT STORED OR SAVED. It is only used to print your form, and is then deleted.
Yes! Your state allows you to register to vote using the appropriate state application form, which we give you access to. For more information on registering to vote, please visit your state’s Board of Elections or Secretary of State’s web site.
While this service has been provided to make it easier for you to register to vote (and we encourage you do so!), your registration form will be sent to and processed by your state or local election officials. Most states will send some verification of registration, like a voter registration card, soon after your form has been processed. To find out the status of your voter registration application, you will need to contact your Secretary of State, state Board of Elections or local elections official (you will be given the correct office name and address after you have completed your registration form).