There is consternation about the low voter turnout in the May primary. Yes, the percentage of registered voters who showed up at the polls is too low. However, as a registered voter not affiliated with either the Republican or Democratic party, I am part of the 8 percent of registered Kentucky voters who are denied a vote in any primary election.
It is frustrating to be pressured to identify with an ideological group in order to place a vote. This seems almost un-American. How about having open primaries, especially presidential ones, as more than 20 other states do? Or is that too progressive?
Cynthia Ryan Kelly
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