Letters to the Editor

Open primaries in Ky.

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

Lexington

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