Regional Vice President Election Process

Regional Vice President Regional Elections

October 3, 2022 – October 17, 2022

NAR will conduct a Regional Election to select a candidate for 2024 Regional Vice President in each of the 13 Regions. The Regional Elections will take place October 3 – 17, 2022. To learn more, check out the Frequently Asked Questions and resources highlighted below.

RVP Election Process Webinar

Hosted by CCRC Chair, Vince Malta, replay this session covering important information about the new Regional Election process for NAR Regional Vice Presidents. Original air date: September 8, 2022.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Why are we having Regional Elections?

In November 2021, the Board of Directors adopted recommendations of the Govern Forward PAG, including the addition of Regional Elections for NAR Directors in each Region to elect (from all qualified candidates in their Region) one candidate from that Region to put forward to the NAR Board of Directors’ election for the position of Regional Vice President (RVP).

The Credentials and Campaign Rules Committee (CCRC) was charged with devising an electronic election process to facilitate the Regional Elections. In May 2022, the CCRC determined that the Regional Elections will open on the first Monday of October, in the year preceding the NAR Board of Directors meeting where the election of NAR Officers will take place, and remain open for two weeks.

When will the Regional Elections take place?

Voting will open on Monday, October 3, 2022 at 12:00 am Eastern time and continue through Monday, October 17, 2022 at 11:59 pm Pacific time. 

How can a director find out more about the Eligible Candidate in their Region? 

Prior to the Regional Election, Regions may permit NAR Directors in its Region to interview and endorse Regional Vice President Eligible Candidates. View the list of 2024 Eligible Candidates.

Who is eligible to vote for the RVP Eligible Candidates? 

Current NAR Directors will vote for the RVP Eligible Candidate in their Region only.

How will NAR Directors be notified of the RVP Regional Election?

Beginning on September 26, 2022, NAR Directors will receive a series of emails to prepare them for the Regional Election, provide them with resources, and remind them to vote using the online platform. 

On October 3, 2022 NAR Directors will receive an email with the link to vote for their Regional Vice President candidate. 

Follow up emails will remind NAR Directors to cast their vote by October 17, 2022. 

Why is there only one Eligible Candidate in each Region?

This is the first year for Regional Elections. Each Region has its own process to identify a Potential Candidate for its Regional Vice President, and many Regions had already selected its candidate before the Regional Election process was adopted. 

In the future, we anticipate that other interested REALTORS® may apply for RVP, regardless of their Region’s process, or a Region could choose to modify its selection process. If multiple Potential Candidates are deemed eligible to campaign by the Credentials and Campaign Rules Committee, then a Region will have a contested race.

May a REALTOR® run from the floor, or be a “write in” candidate for Regional Vice President?

No. The election rules clearly state that the Regional Election elects one candidate from all qualified candidates in their Region. A qualified candidate is an Eligible Candidate who has been vetted through the application process set forth in the Campaign and Election Rules Manual, including a criminal background check, a social media audit and a financial review. Only Eligible Candidates may campaign for and seek NAR Elected Office.

Where will NAR Directors vote for their Regional Vice President?

NAR Directors in each Region will vote for their RVP candidate online on the Lumi voting platform. This is the same platform that was used at the May 2022 NAR Board of Directors meeting. Each Regional Election will have a separate voting site, so directors will only vote in their Region.

How is the prevailing candidate determined?

The Eligible Candidate receiving the majority of the votes cast will be deemed the winner of the Regional Election and will be placed on the slate at the next NAR Board of Directors’ election.

Is the prevailing candidate elected to the RVP position for 2024? 

No. NAR’s Constitution provides that the Board of Directors elects the NAR Officers. The Regional Election determines each Region’s candidate for RVP. The NAR Board will officially elect the RVPs at the board meeting in May 2023. 

What happens after the Regional Election?

On Wednesday, October 19, NAR will publish the results of the 13 Regional Elections on the Hub. The prevailing Eligible Candidate in each Region will be placed on the ballot for election by the full NAR Board of Directors at the May 2023 Board of Directors meeting.

Questions about the Regional Election process may be directed to Credentials and Campaign Rules Committee Staff Executive Deanne Rymarowicz.


Additional Resources

Instructions for the REALTORS® RVP Virtual Elections

This instruction sheet is provided to help virtual attendees navigate the Lumi virtual voting platform. Items such as how to log in to the virtual voting platform, how to cast your vote and what to do if you are having technical problems are included.

Download instructions for using the Lumi Platform

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Campaign & Election Rules Manual