Get involved and advocate for your profession through voting and elections at the local and national level!
During an election year, the ORRA Government Affairs Committee conducts candidate screenings. This program is carried out when there are two or more viable candidates running for the same office, whether on the local or state level. After panel members are selected and trained, they conduct the interviews, asking questions relevant to private property rights and the real estate industry. The candidates are then scored on a numerical basis.
Before becoming final, selections of the screening panel are approved by the board of directors. Once the board of directors approves the panel's recommendations, the candidate is notified that they are being supported for election/re-election. Names of the recommended candidates are then published in the Association's biweekly newsletter announcing the decision to support to the membership.
The state RPAC Committee considers requests for support of federal candidates from all applicable associations. The state committee, in turn, makes recommendations to the National RPAC Committee members. National RPAC will not consider direct requests from a local association on a federal candidate; requests must come through your state RPAC Committee.
ORRA supported candidates who accept political action committee (PAC) funds are eligible to receive contributions from the REALTORS® Political Action Committee for use in their campaign.
Use your REALTOR® voice to share your opinions at the polls! Use the following links to find your closest polling locations and signup for a vote-by-mail ballots.