With just six weeks remaining until the 2018 midterm election, today marks National Voter Registration Day in America.
This morning, National Association of Realtors® President Elizabeth Mendenhall, a sixth-generation Realtor® from Columbia, Missouri and CEO of RE/MAX Boone Realty, called on America’s 1.3 million Realtors® to ensure they are registered to vote this November.
“An astounding 74 percent of Realtors® cast a vote in the 2016 national election," Mendenhall said. "While that number certainly outpaces that of the general population, it is critical that the voices of even more Realtors® and consumers who care about home ownership and real estate investment are heard this Election Day."
Mendenhall went on to stress the need for NAR to take advantage of its vast membership in order to continue positively influencing policies across the country.
"Improving upon the 85 percent of Realtors® currently registered could add nearly 200,000 voters to rolls across the country," NAR's President continued. "That would nearly guarantee the issues that matter most to the real estate industry remain a priority for America’s lawmakers.
In accordance with National Voter Registration Day, NAR is contacting hundreds of thousands of its members directly through social media channels and text message subscriptions to remind people to register to vote. NAR is also encouraging members to visit realtorparty.realtor/vote2018 to find information on registration and other important voter resources.
Currently, 84.98 percent of Realtors® are registered to vote this November. That comes as 74.37% of NAR’s members voted in the 2016 election, compared to the national average of 55.82%.
"On September 25, NAR is urging all of our members – and every eligible adult in America – to ensure they are registered to vote this November," Mendenhall concluded.