Voter Registration Program For REALTORS®V
If your members are not registered to vote, they cannot vote for candidates who support REALTOR® issues or in favor of public policies that promote homeownership. Use the Voter Registration Initiative Programs to increase registered REALTORS® in your association.
Voter registration and getting-out-the-vote is a top priority of the Citrus Valley Association of REALTORS® in greater Los Angeles. This year, one of its three offices served as a Voting Center, open to residents from anywhere in Los Angeles County: a major boon to the very mobile voting population of the sprawling jurisdiction.
Capitalizing on the robust level of engagement in its Broker Involvement Program, the Illinois REALTORS® recently sent out a State Broker Call for Action urging more members to subscribe to the REALTOR® Party Mobile Alerts texting program. It worked, tipping the state association beyond its goal, and then some.
As the region’s landlords come under increased pressure from restrictive and expensive regulations championed by a strong tenants’ rights group, the REALTORS® of Kansas City, Missouri launched a campaign focused on making rental housing more affordable – not less.
The Mississippi Association of REALTORS® (MAR) has taken their culture of advocacy to the next level with its Move the Vote initiative to register its 5,800 members and clients to vote. Joining forces with the Secretary of State and the State Auditor, MAR members can bring voter registration forms to every offer closing, whether they were representing the buyer or the seller. MAR also sent voter registration kits to all its local boards, many of which took to the streets in their communities, setting up registration booths outside grocery stores, big box stores and in shopping malls; one even had a table at a community 5K running event.
With three out of five Reno city council seats up for grabs, the 1,900-member Reno Sparks Association of REALTORS® (RSAR) was eager to take some bold action to get out the vote this year. They decided to use the RSAR offices as an early voting site! The $2,950 Game Changer Grant they received from NAR paid for flyers to local businesses, and signage. By providing this public service, they helped to raise public awareness about what REALTORS® do, as well as show that they are engaged in the political processes that affect them. They also used NAR’s Voter Registration Initiative to help get their members registered to vote.