Who Should Lead The Selichot Prayers?
It is very important that suitable individuals be chosen to lead the Selichot as well as the Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur Prayers, and to blow the Shofar
What is “suitable?’
The most important quality is that they should have pleasant personalities and be acceptable to the entire congregation.
They should also be as accomplished as are available in Torah knowledge and in performance of good deeds.
Ideally, they should have sweet voices (or good lungs).
They should be married, and have children.
Preferably, they should be at least thirty.