GOTV: It’s Your Voice

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GOTV: It’s Your Voice

Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic and the civil unrest, 2020 was still set to be an historic year.

The 2020 General Election was already projected to have one of the highest voter turnouts in history. Now, with the unique events that have occurred since the beginning of the year, those numbers are expected to sky-rocket.

Minnesota consistently has one of the highest voter turnouts in the United States. In fact, Minnesota has been the leader in turnout in every presidential election in the last twenty-five years. In the 2018 Midterm Election, even the Minnesotan district with the lowest voter turnout (56.8%) was higher than the national average. We are on course to break those records in 2020, with Minnesota’s new classification as a battleground state.

This makes it all the more important to vote in the Primary Election, on August 11, and the General Election, on November 3. With the Electoral College system that the United States has, the term “battleground states” means that these states have more of a voting impact. In short, Minnesotans’ votes will carry more influence when it comes to the presidential election.

That’s not to mention the races within Minnesota and within SPAAR’s jurisdiction, as well. There are many critical races that will impact our lives just as much in our own neighborhoods. Be sure to research who is running in your community, city, and county. Now is the time to find out if these candidates support your beliefs, your industry, and REALTORS® interests.

The influx of information, voting procedures, and the impact of COVID-19 on the election can be overwhelming. So, SPAAR is here to help! SPAAR has compiled a 2020 Voter Guide. This voter guide has everything from how to register, to checking where your voting location is, to becoming an election judge. Visit the SPAAR Voter Guide here:  https://spaar.com/government-affairs/voter-guide/

SPAAR helps REALTORS® across the region have their voices heard by their elected officials but the first step is yours! Get out and vote on August 11 and November 3. Vote for yourself, your business, and your industry. It is your choice and your voice, so use it!

For all questions, comments, and concerns related to voting and elections procedures, safety measures, and the candidate endorsement process, please contact Becky Wegscheid at bwegscheid@spaar.com

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