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

Taara Green
Rebecca Spiegel
Jason Volpe
Lawrence Busch
Rev. Phyllis Harris
David Share
Kris Walski
Marian Wade
Seif James
Kevin Yeiser
Cara Leheny
William Rhodes
Betsy Wahl
John Irwin
Diana Mutz
Derek Blanks
Walker Kmetz
Simon Kaufman
Tom Fileccia
Sylvia Winfrey
Michael Schweisheimer
Randall Klock
Theresa Tsai
Ingrid Rosenback
Peter Franson
Janice Eastbourn-Bloom
Carrie Mason
Robert Aglira
Paul Droesch
Linda Famous
4,184 signatures

Will you sign?

  • Taara Green
    signed 2022-04-15 18:37:23 -0400
  • Rebecca Spiegel
    signed 2022-04-15 18:17:30 -0400
  • Jason Volpe
    signed 2022-04-15 17:55:01 -0400
  • Lawrence Busch
    signed 2022-04-15 17:50:52 -0400
  • Rev. Phyllis Harris
    signed 2022-04-15 17:15:47 -0400
  • David Share
    signed 2022-04-15 17:04:20 -0400
  • Kris Walski
    signed 2022-04-15 16:59:20 -0400
  • Marian Wade
    signed 2022-04-15 16:58:29 -0400
  • Seif James
    signed 2022-04-15 16:55:31 -0400
  • Kevin Yeiser
    signed 2022-04-15 16:44:43 -0400
  • Cara Leheny
    signed 2022-04-15 16:40:43 -0400
  • William Rhodes
    signed 2022-04-15 16:38:27 -0400
  • Betsy Wahl
    signed 2022-04-15 16:34:32 -0400
  • John Irwin
    signed 2022-04-15 16:33:03 -0400
  • Diana Mutz
    signed 2022-04-15 16:29:42 -0400
  • Derek Blanks
    signed 2022-04-15 16:27:17 -0400
  • Walker Kmetz
    signed 2022-04-15 13:50:34 -0400
  • Simon Kaufman
    signed via 2022-04-15 07:24:26 -0400
  • Tom Fileccia
    signed 2022-04-15 07:24:25 -0400
  • Sylvia Winfrey
    signed via 2022-04-14 11:04:25 -0400
    I am an Independent and I totally agree that my vote should be included in the primary.
  • Michael Schweisheimer
    signed 2022-04-14 08:11:44 -0400
  • Randall Klock
    signed 2022-04-14 06:55:31 -0400
  • Theresa Tsai
    signed 2022-04-14 05:50:52 -0400
  • Ingrid Rosenback
    signed via 2022-04-13 21:49:12 -0400
  • Peter Franson
    signed 2022-04-13 18:37:09 -0400
  • Janice Eastbourn-Bloom
    signed 2022-04-13 17:36:57 -0400
  • Carrie Mason
    signed 2022-04-13 17:10:31 -0400
  • Robert Aglira
    signed 2022-04-13 16:06:42 -0400
  • Paul Droesch
    signed 2022-04-13 13:49:29 -0400
  • Linda Famous
    signed 2022-04-13 13:35:28 -0400

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