Welton Satchell, chairman of Kent County Young Republicans, announced the age requirement for the organization was reduced by one year to age 17, making the eligibility range from 17-40.

“Our outreach during the recent election resulted in some pre-college students who wanted to become involved in the electoral process but were unable to officially connect with our efforts,” said Satchell.

As a result of the increased interest, Young Republicans amended their bylaws.

“Inviting younger people into the party exposes them to decision-makers and leaders and helps them engage in the workings of the political process while learning more about conservative values,” said Satchell

For more, email satchellforkent@gmail.com or call 401-2585.