Repeal Closed Primaries

This spring, Pennsylvania's voters will 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 Independents are denied their right to vote in these elections, despite paying their share of $20 million a year to fund them.

It’s time to #RepealClosedPrimaries. That’s why Ballot PA has created a petition of our own - and anyone can sign it.

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.

It is time to #RepealClosedPrimaries and allow every legally registered voter to cast a ballot in PA’s primary. 

Legislators across the Commonwealth can change this unfair election practice by acting now to ensure voters their right to vote in PA primaries. 

Representation for all taxpayers is critical to voting and no political party stands to gain more than the other, with registered Independent voters split evenly in their choice of candidates . Instead, what we truly gain by repealing closed primaries is a fairer democracy.

Join the overwhelming majority of PA voters in favor of ending closed primaries in PA –  #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 open and free elections in Pennsylvania that lead to responsive and accountable government.

 

Who's signing

Peter Gawron
Rosemary FitzGerald
Barbara O'Donnell
horace vickery
Sharon Hyde
David Lindorff
Janice Altigan
Winifred Fessenbecker
Charlotte Mulvihill
Christy Nye Hoover
Deborah James
craig match
Muriel McDaniel
Barbara Colby
Rick Mohr
Dolores Nagy
John Lamond
Kenneth Baumert
Deborah Brooks
Carol Mahoney
Johanna O'Loughlin
Jean Warrington
Serena Callahan
corinne Dieterle
Cathy Dolan
Pamela Hicks
Idamarie Laquatra
Justin Marsh
Jennifer Mann
Lisa Wagner
2,481 signatures

Will you sign?

  • Peter Gawron
    signed 2022-07-27 16:16:25 -0400
  • Rosemary FitzGerald
    signed 2022-07-27 16:13:26 -0400
  • Barbara O'Donnell
    signed 2022-07-27 16:01:14 -0400
  • horace vickery
    signed 2022-07-27 16:00:48 -0400
  • Sharon Hyde
    signed 2022-07-27 15:51:24 -0400
  • David Lindorff
    signed 2022-07-27 15:41:27 -0400
  • Janice Altigan
    signed 2022-07-27 15:35:53 -0400
  • Winifred Fessenbecker
    signed 2022-07-27 15:24:53 -0400
  • Charlotte Mulvihill
    signed 2022-07-27 15:22:03 -0400
  • Christy Nye Hoover
    signed 2022-07-27 15:19:53 -0400
  • Deborah James
    signed 2022-07-27 15:15:17 -0400
  • craig match
    signed 2022-07-27 15:15:08 -0400
  • Muriel McDaniel
    signed 2022-07-27 14:47:29 -0400
  • Barbara Colby
    signed 2022-07-27 14:38:10 -0400
  • Rick Mohr
    signed 2022-07-27 14:29:27 -0400
  • Dolores Nagy
    signed 2022-07-27 14:24:37 -0400
  • John Lamond
    signed 2022-07-27 14:16:02 -0400
  • Kenneth Baumert
    signed 2022-07-27 14:10:24 -0400
  • Deborah Brooks
    signed 2022-07-27 14:09:36 -0400
  • Carol Mahoney
    signed 2022-07-27 14:07:48 -0400
  • Johanna O'Loughlin
    signed 2022-07-27 14:04:13 -0400
  • Jean Warrington
    signed 2022-07-27 13:53:15 -0400
  • Serena Callahan
    signed 2022-07-27 13:44:07 -0400
    This is imperative for our state being able to elect legislators who are responsive to all voters.
  • corinne Dieterle
    signed 2022-07-27 13:39:29 -0400
  • Cathy Dolan
    signed 2022-07-27 13:37:33 -0400
  • Pamela Hicks
    signed 2022-07-27 13:31:02 -0400
  • Idamarie Laquatra
    signed 2022-07-27 13:22:34 -0400
  • Justin Marsh
    signed 2022-07-27 13:22:02 -0400
  • Jennifer Mann
    signed 2022-07-27 13:13:01 -0400
  • Lisa Wagner
    signed 2022-07-27 13:09:23 -0400

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