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.