Something is wrong with our voting system for primary elections.
I voted today in Lima Township. Like everyone in my township, I was disenfranchised from voting for a significant number of the elected positions.
All the Township candidates were running under the Republican Party and almost all the County candidates were running under the Democratic party. I suspect a difference like this is true in many other areas as well.
However, I had to choose a party.
So, although I had opinions about candidates in both jurisdictions, unfortunately I had to forgo my vote in one or the other.
Here are some possible solutions to this problem: more candidates, local candidates being non-partisan, and voters being able to cross-over to different parties.
I’d like to encourage a discussion on how to improve voting in our primary elections.