Letters to the Editor

Lodal letter: Vote in Primary

I think it’s safe to say that what did and what didn’t get addressed in the 2016 Idaho Legislative session left a lot of constituents quite frustrated. If one wishes to trigger change in who is elected to the state Legislature, the primary date of Tuesday, May 17, is a critical one to get on your calendar. Especially in Idaho, the nature of the general election is powerfully influenced by the primary results. And the turnout for these elections is consistently dismal.

So, are you frustrated with what does and doesn’t get addressed by the geniuses in the Statehouse? Making the effort to vote in the primary is critically important if you want to see change. And you can vote early if your schedule is full that day.

There are real issues that need to be addressed by these elected officials. The ones in place now seem a bit confused on which issues are truly important to the citizens and which ones are grandstanding. We can help elect individuals who are more clear on how to do this job correctly. Make a date to go to the polls and participate in this primary.

John Lodal, Boise

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