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

Matt Mahoney
jeffrey dillon
Ana Montalban
William E Fisher
Paul Bucher
Alex Upton
Nick Greeby
Timothy Hall
Douglas Hill
Al-Sharif Nassef
Roselyn Wilkinson
Anonymous
Ronald Feldman
Lex McMillan
Nancy Salkowski
Ann Bobes
Thomas Long
David Prewitt
Carolina Baltazar Edwards
Raymond Beckler
Susan Wallace
Kate Somerville
barbara barnes
Ronalyn Sisson
Eli Gilman
Linda Moskal
John Farley
Elizabeth O'Donnell
Jerry Coleman
Barbara Panzano
4,184 signatures

Will you sign?

  • Matt Mahoney
    signed 2022-04-18 12:21:45 -0400
  • jeffrey dillon
    signed 2022-04-18 12:06:12 -0400
  • Ana Montalban
    signed 2022-04-18 11:41:54 -0400
  • William E Fisher
    signed 2022-04-18 11:39:26 -0400
  • Paul Bucher
    signed 2022-04-18 11:17:43 -0400
  • Alex Upton
    signed 2022-04-18 11:03:04 -0400
  • Nick Greeby
    signed 2022-04-18 10:58:48 -0400
  • Timothy Hall
    signed 2022-04-18 10:30:05 -0400
  • Douglas Hill
    signed 2022-04-18 09:23:46 -0400
  • Al-Sharif Nassef
    signed 2022-04-18 09:17:49 -0400
  • Roselyn Wilkinson
    signed 2022-04-18 09:07:07 -0400
  • Anonymous
    signed 2022-04-18 08:53:03 -0400
  • Ronald Feldman
    signed 2022-04-17 21:59:39 -0400
    Ronald A. Feldman
  • Lex McMillan
    signed 2022-04-17 07:39:37 -0400
  • Nancy Salkowski
    signed 2022-04-16 16:55:03 -0400
  • Ann Bobes
    signed via 2022-04-16 13:05:49 -0400
  • Thomas Long
    signed 2022-04-16 11:13:52 -0400
  • David Prewitt
    signed 2022-04-16 10:25:49 -0400
  • Carolina Baltazar Edwards
    signed 2022-04-16 09:48:39 -0400
    This is long time coming .Everyone should be able to vote in the Primary.
  • Raymond Beckler
    signed 2022-04-16 08:58:46 -0400
  • Susan Wallace
    signed 2022-04-16 08:32:01 -0400
  • Kate Somerville
    signed 2022-04-16 07:59:34 -0400
  • barbara barnes
    signed 2022-04-16 06:56:51 -0400
  • Ronalyn Sisson
    signed 2022-04-15 23:32:31 -0400
    Share this!!! Super important!
  • Eli Gilman
    signed 2022-04-15 22:52:26 -0400
  • Linda Moskal
    signed 2022-04-15 22:51:06 -0400
  • John Farley
    signed 2022-04-15 20:49:21 -0400
    Open primaries work. Non-partisan PA statewide elections also would work. Eliminate party designations and party labels on all PA elections except US President. Also “Jungle” primaries and run-off general elections work. Do all of the above. Thank you. John Farley, (Philadelphia)
  • Elizabeth O'Donnell
    signed 2022-04-15 19:05:59 -0400
  • Jerry Coleman
    signed 2022-04-15 18:59:37 -0400
  • Barbara Panzano
    signed 2022-04-15 18:55:00 -0400
    Not fair

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