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

Anne Knop
Marnie Wilson
Nora Ziegler
Robert Stevenson
Peter Caracci
Nancy Lucas
Lila Bricklin
Paul Decker
Robin Strupp
Alan Kaplan
Marcia Witlin-Basickes
Jeffrey Manley
Brett Myers
Rita Clemson
Victoria Munz
Amy Allison
Alan Morgenstein
Sarah Dorbian
John W. (Jack) Igoe
Julia Melnick
Gary Barnhart
Julia H West
Linda McKee
Jody Smyers
Sharon Mowen
Alan Pitt
Gregory Hill
Daniel Lago
Roberta Shope
Christine Barbieri
4,184 signatures

Will you sign?

  • Anne Knop
    signed 2023-12-21 13:02:27 -0500
  • Marnie Wilson
    signed 2023-12-21 12:52:28 -0500
  • Nora Ziegler
    signed 2023-12-21 12:42:39 -0500
    We need to give everyone a voice and let them vote.
  • Robert Stevenson
    signed 2023-12-21 12:37:29 -0500
  • Peter Caracci
    signed 2023-12-21 12:36:56 -0500
  • Nancy Lucas
    signed 2023-12-21 12:36:40 -0500
  • Lila Bricklin
    signed 2023-12-21 12:35:43 -0500
  • Paul Decker
    signed 2023-12-21 12:29:22 -0500
    Closed Primary elections disenfranchise more than a million registered Independent citizens of the Commonwealth…a staggering percentage of its population. It’s time to get with the times and the will of an overwhelming majority of Pennsylvanians.
  • Robin Strupp
    signed 2023-12-21 12:27:11 -0500
  • Alan Kaplan
    signed 2023-12-21 12:13:22 -0500
  • Marcia Witlin-Basickes
    signed 2023-12-21 12:09:57 -0500
  • Jeffrey Manley
    signed 2023-12-21 12:02:19 -0500
    We need open primary
  • Brett Myers
    signed 2023-12-21 11:56:40 -0500
  • Rita Clemson
    signed 2023-12-21 11:56:04 -0500
  • Victoria Munz
    signed 2023-12-21 11:55:02 -0500
  • Amy Allison
    signed 2023-12-21 11:44:45 -0500
    Amy Allison
  • Alan Morgenstein
    signed 2023-12-21 11:44:09 -0500
  • Sarah Dorbian
    signed via 2023-12-21 11:32:17 -0500
  • John W. (Jack) Igoe
    signed 2023-12-21 11:29:07 -0500
  • Julia Melnick
    signed 2023-12-21 11:28:16 -0500
  • Gary Barnhart
    signed 2023-12-21 11:24:06 -0500
  • Julia H West
    signed 2023-12-21 11:20:30 -0500
    Entirely un-democratic to have closed primaries. Ridiculous that such a large portion of PA voters can’t participate.
  • Linda McKee
    signed 2023-12-21 11:17:52 -0500
  • Jody Smyers
    signed 2023-12-21 11:16:30 -0500
  • Sharon Mowen
    signed 2023-12-21 11:15:30 -0500
  • Alan Pitt
    signed 2023-12-21 11:03:09 -0500
  • Gregory Hill
    signed 2023-12-21 10:58:23 -0500
  • Daniel Lago
    signed 2023-12-21 10:57:26 -0500
  • Roberta Shope
    signed 2023-12-21 10:49:39 -0500
  • Christine Barbieri
    signed 2023-12-21 10:48:06 -0500

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