In 2004 and again in 2008 many Republicans here in Erie County voted in the Democrat's primary election. Today I am writing to urge folks, on May 4, to consider voting again in the Republican primary. This is a crucial time for our country with questions about health care, the national debt and international affairs constantly in the headlines. It is time for a more conservative approach to governance at all levels of government.
I urge voters, particularly those that might have crossed over in 2004, to ask for the Republican ballot when you go to vote. If you are currently listed as a Democrat, you might be asked to sign a 10-X form or "loyalty Pledge" for the Republican Party. I urge you to do so; it is the only way you can have your say on which Republicans will be in the running in the fall. If you are currently listed as undeclared (independent) voter, then you will just be handed the Republican ballot when you ask for it.
Whatever you do, vote! Out republic needs its people to get involved.
George R. Mayer