There should be no waiting period between registering for a party and being allowed to vote in that party’s primary. Far too many Kentucky citizens lose their right to vote because of this rule, and what’s worse, many people cast their votes in the full expectation that they will be counted, only to have their votes thrown away behind closed doors. Kentucky is a closed primary state, and will remain a closed primary state for the foreseeable future. However, that doesn’t mean we should close our doors to the voters. The only way a closed primary state can ever be fair to the voters will be to let the voters choose what party they want to join without any restrictions whatsoever.