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

Rosemary Fluehr
Justin Davis
Jane Sentz
Wayne Wilson
Pamela Hale
Tyler Fullerton
Sharon Oswalt
Joseph Griffin
Isi Schweiger
Steven Harner
Margaret Trumble
Christopher Younken
Amy Sten
Ruth Brigandi
Harriet Gross
Kathleen Crowell
Ana Davitt
Sharon Griffner
Elizabeth Sciulli
Diana Dakey
Monica Kulaski
Carin Bell
Jane Butler
Ricky Carter
David Heine
Andrea Macey
Helen Sitler
Cathryn Evanek
mark horowitz
Mary Schwartz
4,184 signatures

Will you sign?

  • Rosemary Fluehr
    signed 2023-12-21 10:45:29 -0500
  • Justin Davis
    signed 2023-12-21 10:41:22 -0500
    Closed Primaries are denying me (a 13 year veteran) the right to vote. Repeal them now.
  • Jane Sentz
    signed 2023-12-19 16:10:27 -0500
  • Wayne Wilson
    signed via 2023-12-11 14:54:09 -0500
  • Pamela Hale
    signed 2023-12-11 14:04:49 -0500
    Please pass this!!!
  • Tyler Fullerton
    signed 2023-12-06 20:27:29 -0500
  • Sharon Oswalt
    signed 2023-12-02 10:14:15 -0500
  • Joseph Griffin
    signed 2023-11-26 14:18:48 -0500
    Our democracy is clearly at risk. A small technical change in the way we elect our leaders could help. Let’s do it!
  • Isi Schweiger
    signed 2023-11-13 15:35:01 -0500
  • Steven Harner
    signed 2023-11-13 11:59:57 -0500
  • Margaret Trumble
    signed 2023-11-10 13:28:40 -0500
  • Christopher Younken
    signed via 2023-11-09 14:32:07 -0500
  • Amy Sten
    signed via 2023-11-08 21:34:10 -0500
  • Ruth Brigandi
    signed via 2023-11-08 19:19:43 -0500
  • Harriet Gross
    signed 2023-11-08 13:02:00 -0500
  • Kathleen Crowell
    signed 2023-11-08 11:24:23 -0500
  • Ana Davitt
    signed 2023-11-08 07:50:32 -0500
  • Sharon Griffner
    signed 2023-11-08 07:48:48 -0500
  • Elizabeth Sciulli
    signed via 2023-11-08 07:41:55 -0500
  • Diana Dakey
    signed 2023-11-08 05:43:13 -0500
  • Monica Kulaski
    signed 2023-11-07 22:52:05 -0500
  • Carin Bell
    signed 2023-11-07 21:44:38 -0500
  • Jane Butler
    signed 2023-11-07 21:15:26 -0500
    Every citizen has the right to a vote.
  • Ricky Carter
    signed 2023-11-07 18:30:19 -0500
  • David Heine
    signed 2023-11-07 18:23:06 -0500
  • Andrea Macey
    signed 2023-11-07 18:07:17 -0500
  • Helen Sitler
    signed 2023-11-07 17:57:00 -0500
    Too many voters go unrepresented in PA. Open primaries to registered Independents.
  • Cathryn Evanek
    signed 2023-11-07 17:34:58 -0500
  • mark horowitz
    signed 2023-11-07 17:29:01 -0500
    do it?
  • Mary Schwartz
    signed 2023-11-07 15:52:40 -0500

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