There is a way for independents to vote in primaries

| 09 Sep 2015 | 05:42

To the Editor:
As the former director of the Pike County Election Office, we had many voters come in and register as "independent." We informed them that they would not be able to vote in the primary. However, they can always change to a Republican or Democrat before the primary so they can vote �for the person� of their choice, and they are free to change their party as many times as they wish.

Our Commonwealth gives everyone an opportunity to vote, even independents, so there is a process in place whereby independents can vote in the primary. But it requires the voter to take responsibility for their own vote. You may be inconvenienced a bit, but no more inconvenienced than the soldiers who lost their lives to give us the privilege to vote. Please don't squander your vote and blame someone else and yell disenfranchisement.

Remember every vote does count, no matter which party you belong to. Now you can even change your party online. Stop by the election office and pick up a voter's FAQ pamphlet. It contains great information and links for all Pike County voters.

Yolanda Goldsack