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

Marjorie Dugan
Jane Hanahan
David Schaeffer
Tim Sutton
Gregory Hiestand
Vicki Kramer
Jason Wilburn
David Black
Gregory Neuhauser
Eleanore Kelly
Lou Andriko
James Walters
Muriel McDaniel
Elizabeth Royer
Joe Gonzalez
Corey Simmons
Natalie Shaak
Kenneth Dow
Ellen Grill
Will Marx
Kenzie Engel
Robert Briselli
Anne E Jenemann
Devin Blake
susan nystrand
Lori Marx
William Marx
Alex Mumma
paul Coney
Ruth Lawler
4,037 signatures

Will you sign?

  • Marjorie Dugan
    signed 2024-01-23 13:04:33 -0500
    Everyone should have the right to vote – it shouldn’t depend on party membership or propensity.
  • Jane Hanahan
    signed 2024-01-23 13:01:29 -0500
  • David Schaeffer
    signed 2024-01-23 12:59:00 -0500
  • Tim Sutton
    signed 2024-01-23 12:58:38 -0500
  • Gregory Hiestand
    signed 2024-01-23 12:57:08 -0500
  • Vicki Kramer
    signed 2024-01-23 12:46:29 -0500
  • Jason Wilburn
    signed 2024-01-23 12:32:53 -0500
  • David Black
    signed 2024-01-23 12:31:26 -0500
  • Gregory Neuhauser
    signed 2024-01-23 12:14:31 -0500
  • Eleanore Kelly
    signed 2024-01-23 12:03:52 -0500
    Eleanor Kelly
  • Lou Andriko
    signed 2024-01-23 11:56:50 -0500
  • James Walters
    signed 2024-01-23 11:52:52 -0500
    Why not? There are certain local offices i.e. School Boards, etc. that matter a LOT, and the primary really decides who will serve. We pay taxes, we should be allowed to vote in primaries.
  • Muriel McDaniel
    signed 2024-01-23 11:42:50 -0500
    Muriel McDaniel
  • Elizabeth Royer
    signed 2024-01-23 11:35:46 -0500
  • Joe Gonzalez
    signed 2024-01-23 09:30:08 -0500
  • Corey Simmons
    signed 2024-01-23 07:44:27 -0500
  • Natalie Shaak
    signed 2024-01-22 21:43:14 -0500
  • Kenneth Dow
    signed 2024-01-22 21:31:27 -0500
  • Ellen Grill
    signed 2024-01-22 15:16:27 -0500
  • Will Marx
    signed via 2024-01-22 14:33:25 -0500
  • Kenzie Engel
    signed 2024-01-22 14:27:58 -0500
  • Robert Briselli
    signed 2024-01-22 14:06:19 -0500
  • Anne E Jenemann
    signed 2024-01-22 13:51:33 -0500
  • Devin Blake
    signed 2024-01-22 12:11:59 -0500
  • susan nystrand
    signed 2024-01-22 11:20:51 -0500
    I want to vote for every election. It is my right to do so no matter how I registered.
  • Lori Marx
    signed via 2024-01-22 07:41:40 -0500
  • William Marx
    signed 2024-01-22 07:25:22 -0500
  • Alex Mumma
    signed 2024-01-21 18:56:13 -0500
  • paul Coney
    signed 2024-01-21 15:21:17 -0500
    Open primaries bring Independent voters into the election process earlier. The two party system currently in place is archaic and a clear failure. Ranked Choice Voting is an additional step towards better selection of legislative representation.
  • Ruth Lawler
    signed 2024-01-21 09:39:46 -0500

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