Registered voters have been sent postcards that can be used to request an absentee ballot for the upcoming August 11 state office primary. Voters choose whether to vote the Republican, Democratic or Progressive ballot. As an Independent, my name does not appear on any of the ballots. If you would like your representative to represent you, and not one of the major parties, please write my name in for State Representative on any of the ballots. My name will be on the ballot in November either way, but writing me in for the primary might bump one of the others off the ticket.