How to run for school board or city council

If you are considering running for municipal office (including city council or school board), there are a few steps you should take to ensure a successful campaign. Here is a brief overview of what you can expect: Research your local election laws and requirements: It

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You are already qualified to run for office

You do not need to be an attorney or a business leader or have a resume full of impressive-sounding qualifications before you run for office. Your life experience, your knowledge, your perspective, and your voice are what your community needs now.  As a member of

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Resources To Get You Started

Resources Page: Take a look at our resources page for links to a wealth of sources to get you going. Mentoring Program: Sign up with our mentoring program to get connected with women who’ve been through a campaign before and can help you along your

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Why Run?

Governments and communities are missing out on having women in public decision-making seats. If we women of faith refuse to serve in public decision-making roles, we are disregarding our responsibilities and opportunities to be voices of wisdom, experience, and reason in a hugely important arena

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Project Elect on This Week in Mormons

Project Elect founders Audrey Perry Martin and Rachelle Price talk about Project Elect and why Latter-day Saint women are uniquely equipped to tackle the challenges of campaigning and serving in their communities. Thanks to Geoff Openshaw for having us on!

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Project Elect is featured in the Deseret News!

In the Deseret News article Utah Lt. Gov. Deidre Henderson said, “We need the perspectives of women from diverse backgrounds and life experiences at the table in order to make policy decisions that benefit everyone.”  And we absolutely agree! More women in office is better

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“A state having a female governor or U.S. senator meant, on average, that an additional seven women would run for state legislature during the next election cycle, according to the 2018 study co-authored by Windett.”

"It’s always remarkable to remember that this has all been a second life for Pelosi. She was a stay-at-home mom of five kids, a chapter she credits with teaching her everything she needed to know about how to herd and hound politicians."

Are you in Southern Utah? Don't miss this fantastic conference on the urgency of women's leadership! October 21 at Utah Tech University. @utwomenlead @utahtechu

We highly recommend this fantastic political development training series put on by the Women’s Leadership Institute in Utah. It starts Sept. 20, so don’t waste any time signing up! (

Sign up now for the Women's Leadership Institute's great nonpartisan Political Development Series training for women. Classes start in September.

Utah Women & Leadership Project has updated their amazing Women’s Equality Dashboard. Utah is the worst state in the country for women's equality. This dashboard shows how we can fix that.

New resource from KUER and PBS Utah called “She Votes Utah” to help voter turnout among Utah women by sharing voter resources, political news, and a little historical context to give Utah women the chance to make informed decisions when they vote.

Ready to get started? Fill out this form and we'll get you matched with a mentor who will help guide you as you start working toward your GOALS
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At Project Elect, we believe God wants us to work together to bless our communities. Women running for office need help. Usually a lot of help. Join our Facebook Group to learn more about how we can help you and how you can help other women.

“We strongly urge men and women to be willing to serve on school boards, city and county councils, state legislatures, and other high offices of either election or appointment, including involvement in the political party of their choice.”
The First Presidency
Ensign, April 1998

In our newest episode, Audrey sat with Margaret Woolley Busse, the Executive Director of Utah’s Department of Commerce.
Tap the link in our bio to find the podcast link and more about Margaret Woolley Busse

Women running for office need help. Usually a lot of help. Did you know we have a mentorship program? If you're interested in becoming a mentor, follow the link

A great way to celebrate a victorious woman in your life is to send her a certificate that lets her know she is already qualified to be a political candidate. List the callings she’s had and some skills she’s developed while serving in those callings.

ICYMI: Our Podcast officially launched last week! In the latest episode, Audrey interviews Rachelle Price, President of the Rocklin Unified School Board, about what led her to run for office and more.

You are already qualified to run for office? Your life experience, your knowledge, your perspective, and your voice are what your community needs now. Read more:


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