REALTORS® Encourage Voter Registration

US map with voteThe general election of 2016 is quickly approaching, and members of the Northwest Iowa Regional Board of REALTORS® remind the public to take time to ensure they are properly registered to vote at their current residence.

In Iowa, pre-registration can be completed up to 10 days in advance of a general election.  Residents can also register at the polling site on Election Day with proper proof of identification and residence.  More information about the 2016 election process, including requests for absentee ballots, can be found on the Iowa Secretary of State’s website at

In Nebraska, applications must be submitted prior to the third Friday before the election. Online registration and information is available at

In South Dakota, voter registration applications must be received 15 days prior to the election. A printable online form can be found at and when completed, the form must be returned to the county auditor’s office.  Online registration is not available in South Dakota.

REALTORS® are the primary defenders of home ownership in America today, and proudly encourage all citizens to exercise their constitutional right to vote for the candidate of their choice.

The Northwest Iowa Regional Board of REALTORS® is the primary local organization serving the educational, networking and legislative lobbying needs of real estate professionals in a 13 county region.  Members of the Northwest Iowa Regional Board of REALTORS® are real estate licensees and subscribe to a strict Code of Ethics; not all real estate licensees are REALTORS®.