NEWS BRIEFS

Stay up to date on current News & Issues.

General News
Opportunity zones added to Realtors® Property Resource

Bucks County
Morrisville hears $100M redevelopment plan

Chester County
Affordable homes subject of 2020 Citizen Planners meeting

Delaware County
Clifton Heights sues Upper Darby schools 

Montgomery County
Lower Pottsgrove schedules sneak peek at new township building plans 

Philadelphia County
Why new houses in Philadelphia (and elsewhere) aren’t made of brick 
 

 

Elections

Voter guide for REALTORS®

Welcome to the 2019 Voter guide for REALTORS®. On these pages you will find important information about the upcoming general election, registering to vote, and candidates that are running for political office. Also included in this guide is information regarding which candidates have received support from the Pennsylvania REALTORS® Political Action Committee (RPAC).

As a non-partisan organization, we recognize that our members have many different political views. The purpose of this guide is not to change those views. It is simply to provide our members with information about which incumbent legislators have been supportive of our issues, and which candidates in "open seat" legislative districts we feel would best protect our industry and private property rights. Open seat recommendations are based on interviews between the candidates of each party and a panel of your REALTOR® colleagues.

Register and Get Out to Vote

The Suburban REALTORS® Alliance encourages REALTORS® to register to vote. If you are a first time voter, or have recently moved or changed your name, you may need to register or re-register to vote. Pennsylvanians now have more ways to register to vote. Now Pennsylvanians can register to vote or confirm voter registration by texting PA to 2VOTE (28683). In addition, Pennsylvanians can now register to vote online at www.votespa.com.

2019 - Important Dates to remember

  • April 22 – deadline to register to vote in the primary election
  • May 14 – deadline to apply for an absentee ballot in Primary
  • May 21 – Municipal Primary Election (Poll hours: 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.)
  • Oct. 7 – deadline to register to vote in the general election
  • Oct. 29 – deadline to apply for an absentee ballot
  • Nov. 1 - last day for the County Boards of Elections to receive civilian absentee ballots
  • Nov. 5 – Pennsylvania Municipal Election (Poll hours: 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.)

Pennsylvanians can verify voter registration status and congressional districts here.

Voting absentee

Absentee ballot applications must be received by Voter Services no later than 5:00 p.m. on the Tuesday prior to the primary or election.  However, it is recommended that you apply as early as possible to allow time for necessary mailings. Click here for an absentee ballot application.

Who we support

Decisions regarding which candidates receive RPAC contributions are based solely on their positions on the issues, rather than political affiliation. In “open seat” legislative races where there is no incumbent candidate, or in districts where an incumbent has not been supportive of REALTOR® issues, RPAC Trustees and local association board members will interview candidates to determine whether they should receive support from the REALTOR® community. Incumbent candidates who have interviewed in the past or have been supportive of our issues have not been asked to respond to our interview questions. Learn more about the screening process and who we support here.

Questions?

Contact the Suburban REALTORS Alliance staff at (610) 981-9000 or sra@suburbanrealtorsalliance.com for direct assistance.

REALTORS® running for office

Are you running for local office? Or do you know a fellow REALTOR that is running for election to a municipal board of supervisors or school board? If so, please contact the Alliance today by emailing sra@suburbanrealtorsalliance.com or calling 610-981-9000.

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