I am having a fundamental problem with March 8 primary election. I consider myself an unaffiliated voter. Why are taxpayers paying for a primary election which is special this year for Republican Party? Are we not having another primary on May 17? Idaho will not make any difference in the overall outcome. Having a special election and then paying for signs for one group seems rather political and wasteful. Election officials at the polls will be catching complaints from those who do not understand this is a Constitutional and Republican election, only. As a taxpayer I am irritated already that closed Republican primary costs us extra. We all have to live under whoever wins these elections, so we should be able to vote for the best person, not the most radical. Since the GOP wins most of our higher seats, the rest of us are being shut out of the process. I am guessing that the Republican Party is not interested in people in Idaho who do not believe their most radical views. I know the rules about affiliating as a Republican, but this party is not very welcoming.
Margaret Anderson, Boise