Today is National Voter Registration Day and National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) President Elizabeth Mendenhall wants to remind 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. While that number certainly outpaces that of the general population, it's critical that the voices of even more REALTORS® and consumers who care about homeownership and real estate investment are heard this Election Day," said Mendenhall in a statement.
"Improving upon the 85 percent of REALTORS® currently registered could add nearly 200,000 voters to rolls across the country, and would guarantee the issues that matter most to the real estate industry remain a priority for America's lawmakers. On Sep. 25, NAR is urging all of our members—and every eligible adult in America—to ensure they are registered to vote this November," she added.
In accordance with National Voter Registration Day, NAR is contacting hundreds of thousands of its members directly through social media 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 percent of NAR’s members voted in the 2016 election, compared to the national average of 55.82 percent.
For more information, visit www.nar.realtor.