Letter: Primaries exclude voters from other parties

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Editor,

I wanted to comment on your voters article. There are many single/mobile voters in the Carmel area who have only lived here a short while and are Independents politically. I’m one of these and don’t feel informed enough on local issues to vote for or against. I resent having to declare myself affiliated to the Democrat or Republican party in order to “cherry pick” any candidate because of some local issue. My ideology lies with the Libertarian party, and they aren’t in the primaries. Most people in Carmel that I’ve met have lived here for many years, and I am clueless as to why “they” don’t vote. I have only ever missed voting once in my life (while in Vietnam 1966). It is everyone’s duty and blessing to vote.

Rhett Vickers, 46032


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