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Tuesday, April 18, 2023   

Young people interested in running for local office in New Hampshire are learning the ins and outs of organizing a successful campaign with the help of a local nonprofit. 603 Forward is a nonpartisan organization that recruits, trains and mentors young candidates to help them better understand the hundreds of local offices to which they can contribute.

The goal is to make running for office a more accessible and fun experience, Tim Peltier, 603 Forward's Leadership Development Director said.

"The hope is, one, they'll come away with a lot better understanding about how local and state government works in New Hampshire as well as the tools for them to set up and get started to run a successful campaign," Peltier explained.

The average Granite State legislator is 66 years old, and the state needs younger voices to help tackle the generational challenges of affordable housing, child care and higher education, Peltier added.

The March and April town elections were a success for 47 of 603's young candidates running for school, budget and planning boards, or town councils. That includes Ailie Byers and Eliza Grant, young candidates elected to the Conway Planning Board working to bring more affordable housing to the North Country. Peltier said young candidates are connecting with voters ready for change.

"And so across the state, we saw these common-sense, next-generational leaders win their elections because they were committed to putting people first," Peltier said.

The recent town elections were also the first time many voters encountered new voter I.D. requirements for same-day voter registration. Peltier said 603's candidates and their support teams did extensive outreach to ensure voters were prepared prior to Election Day.


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