Repeal Closed Primaries

Every spring, Pennsylvania's voters head to the polls for the Commonwealth's primary elections.

But not everyone is included in this process. That’s because primaries are closed in Pennsylvania.  More than 1.1 million taxpaying independent voters are denied their right to vote in these elections, despite paying their share of $75 million a year to fund them.

It’s time to #RepealClosedPrimaries and allow every legally registered voter to cast a ballot in PA’s primary.

74% of Pennsylvanians support repealing closed primaries - including strong majorities of independents, Democrats, and Republicans.

Repealing closed primaries would guarantee a more fair process, increase the competitiveness of races, and help limit the amount of extremism and gridlock on both sides.

Join the overwhelming majority of PA voters in favor of ending closed primaries in PA – add your name below to join the movement to #RepealClosedPrimaries now.

Ballot PA is a project of the Committee of Seventy and is a growing coalition of civic, community and business organizations committed to ensuring independents in Pennsylvania have the right to vote in primary elections.

 

Who's signing

Nicholas Smyth
Calvin Zimmerman
Allison McErlain
Jeff Sapper
Kevin Murphy
Craig Shook
Robert Sanders
Lynn Marks
Anne Weston
Rep Rabb
Michele Homer
Donald Noll
Nina Coffin
Alan Fels
Mark Stanley
Tim Pfenninger
Janet Stotland
Lisa Hatch
Eleanor Myers
Alexander Soroka
Barbara Gillespie
Carolyn Marvin
Clare Billett
Adam Butkus
Sunny Payne
Margie Politzer
Judy Depenau
Nancy Tate
David Drolet
David Butler
4,184 signatures

Will you sign?

  • Nicholas Smyth
    signed 2022-05-03 16:47:01 -0400
  • Calvin Zimmerman
    signed 2022-05-03 16:40:33 -0400
  • Allison McErlain
    signed 2022-05-03 16:39:10 -0400
  • Jeff Sapper
    signed 2022-05-03 16:35:44 -0400
  • Kevin Murphy
    signed 2022-05-03 16:33:41 -0400
  • Craig Shook
    signed 2022-05-03 16:33:09 -0400
  • Robert Sanders
    signed via 2022-05-03 13:29:19 -0400
  • Lynn Marks
    signed via 2022-05-03 11:14:53 -0400
  • Anne Weston
    signed 2022-05-03 10:13:20 -0400
  • Rep Rabb
    signed 2022-05-03 09:13:36 -0400
  • Michele Homer
    signed 2022-05-02 17:05:38 -0400
  • Donald Noll
    signed 2022-05-02 09:36:51 -0400
  • Nina Coffin
    signed 2022-05-01 21:09:28 -0400
  • Alan Fels
    signed 2022-05-01 15:13:18 -0400
  • Mark Stanley
    signed 2022-05-01 11:39:03 -0400
  • Tim Pfenninger
    signed 2022-05-01 11:24:21 -0400
  • Janet Stotland
    signed via 2022-04-30 20:22:08 -0400
  • Lisa Hatch
    signed 2022-04-30 18:49:33 -0400
  • Eleanor Myers
    signed 2022-04-30 10:30:18 -0400
  • Alexander Soroka
    signed 2022-04-30 09:59:34 -0400
  • Barbara Gillespie
    signed 2022-04-30 09:26:47 -0400
  • Carolyn Marvin
    signed 2022-04-29 19:07:15 -0400
  • Clare Billett
    signed 2022-04-29 18:53:17 -0400
  • Adam Butkus
    signed 2022-04-29 14:10:14 -0400
  • Sunny Payne
    signed 2022-04-29 14:04:02 -0400
  • Margie Politzer
    signed 2022-04-29 11:40:23 -0400
  • Judy Depenau
    signed 2022-04-28 23:35:28 -0400
    Independent voters are engaged citizens and all are needed in our Democracy – together we are better able to address the challenges and opportunities of our time. Let’s move forward together in good faith.
  • Nancy Tate
    signed 2022-04-28 15:57:10 -0400
  • David Drolet
    signed 2022-04-28 15:30:30 -0400
    Independents deserve a voice.
  • David Butler
    signed 2022-04-28 13:10:27 -0400

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