Letters to the Editor

Williams letter: Unaffiliated voting

I am a 75-year-old woman. I have lived in Idaho almost two years. I can’t ever remember not voting. I went to my polling place, walking with a walker. I was registered as unaffiliated. Thinking I could vote for the candidate I felt would be the “best person” for the office. When I was told I would have to pick a party, I was furious. I did not vote. I guess the rest of my life I will not be able to express my choices by voting. I have always felt voting was my civic duty. What is wrong with the majority wins, that is a more democratic way, when the people get to express their choice. It seems to me it is one more way the state/government controls our lives.

Patricia Williams, Weiser