I’m a registered voter in Arizona but I was not allowed to vote in last nights closed Republican primary. You may or may not being asking yourself, “Why the Hell not?”
Although I’m a registered voter, I don’t belong to any political party. Therefore my opinion is not sought after by either the Republican or Democratic Party’s and my vote will not be counted in any general election cycle primary.
In the voter registration form I check the “Other” box and my County Recorders office informed me of my Non-Affiliated designation. I think of myself as an “Independent” voter so it was a bit upsetting when I learned that I was a “Non”.
As of February 22nd there were over 1 million “Other” “Non” voters in Arizona. That’s approximately 33% of the state’s current registered voters. These voters — independent from the destructive Republican and Democratic party’s — will be instrumental in the election of the next President of the United States of America. Our opinions will be solicited as will our votes. Without the “Independent” vote those candidates affiliated the two main party’s — doing all of the damage to our country — cannot be elected.
If only we could find a candidate from our “Other” “Non” Party.
- Expected turnout down in Michigan (politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com)
- Michigan, Arizona Results: Who Voted for Romney, and Why? (ibtimes.com)