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Barrington, N.H., kids vote overrides Halloween tradition

Posted on AllSides March 18th, 2024
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A total of 424 children participated this year, after 264 took part last year, when the initiative first launched, according to Town Administrator Conner MacIver. Adult turnout for the actual town vote, meanwhile, rose to a record-setting 41 percent, he said. It was all part of the “ Barrington Kids Vote ” initiative, which invited youngsters to participate in their own ballot-casting experience while adults in the town of 9,500 residents held their annual Town Meeting vote. Young voters in Barrington, N.H., decided several consequential questions last week, picking a...

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