Doubek: Let's Try Opening Up Ballots and Primaries

Why should you have to tell an election judge you’re a Democrat or Republican?

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Before we move on to the next one, let’s do the work required to improve our elections.

Raise your hand if you’re one of those voters who doesn’t like having to tell an election judge whether you want a Democratic, Green or Republican ballot when you vote in an Illinois primary. It doesn’t have to be that way.

Political party officials prefer we hold our primaries that way because it tamps down turnout, making it easier for them to control who votes.

Read the rest at the Chicago Sun-Times.