Political parties should bear responsibility for primary elections



March 20, 2014 - 12:00 AM

The Republican Party should take a cue from Democrats and make its side of primary elections voter friendly. That would be appropriate since all taxpayers have a financial stake in determining candidates for Election Day.

On even-numbered years Allen County taxpayers foot a $10,000 bill for the August primary election, which essentially is closed to a large number of voters. The same is true elsewhere in Kansas.

Primary elections are when the two major parties settle on who will be on county, state and national general election ballots.

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