Campaign and Election Process for NAR Elected Office

Interested in learning more about the campaign and election process for NAR elected office? Click on the links below to learn more about the Application for Elected Office, election timeline, and campaign and election rules.

  • View the timeline of important dates for Potential Candidates running for Elected Office in 2020.

Questions regarding the NAR’s campaign and election process may be directed to Lesley Walker, NAR Deputy General Counsel (, and Idis Rivera, Director, NAR Governance Programs (

Required Criteria for Candidates and Elected Officers

A Potential Candidate must meet the required criteria as of the end of the submission period in order to be deemed eligible to run for NAR elected office:

  • No personal bankruptcy filing within the last 7 years
  • No personal foreclosures within the last 7 years
  • Credit score above the baseline required for a mortgage backed by the FHA
  • No current delinquent tax filings and/or payments

Quarterly Financial Reports

  • Eligible Candidates and Elected Officers are required to submit a quarterly report within fifteen (15) days of the end of each calendar quarter confirming that the individual continues to meet the Required Criteria for Candidates and Elected Officers.

Campaign & Election Rules Manual

Application for Elected Office

  • An Interested REALTOR® may file an Application for Elected Office beginning on January 1 through February 15 of the year prior to the year in which the Interested REALTOR®’s election would be held.

Potential Candidate Campaign Team Disclosure Form

Financial Disclosure Statement

Qualifications & Guidelines for Regional Vice President Candidates


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