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

Anne Harman-Menke
Lauren Russell
Dorothy Chester
Barbara Ziff
Crystal Gregory
Mary Ann Piccard
Tina Fortney
Patricia Carl
Kathy Ober
Goldie Page
Miryam Coppersmith
William G Yeich
Shobhana Kanal
Karen Steward
Anne Todd
Sally Helms
Lori Bagi
John Schultz
christopher mckenna
Michelle Mayer
Joan Vondra
Marc Gessner
Edward Grosse
Rhoda Toperzer
Blake Mckim
Irma Wolfson
Timothy Strapp
Linda Finarelli
Craig Way
Catherine Carroll
2,481 signatures

Will you sign?

  • Anne Harman-Menke
    signed 2022-05-14 18:04:49 -0400
  • Lauren Russell
    signed 2022-05-14 18:04:32 -0400
  • Dorothy Chester
    signed via 2022-05-14 18:00:14 -0400
  • Barbara Ziff
    signed 2022-05-14 17:53:33 -0400
  • Crystal Gregory
    signed 2022-05-14 17:52:47 -0400
  • Mary Ann Piccard
    signed 2022-05-14 17:52:13 -0400
  • Tina Fortney
    signed 2022-05-14 17:44:09 -0400
  • Patricia Carl
    signed 2022-05-14 17:42:23 -0400
  • Kathy Ober
    signed 2022-05-14 17:35:50 -0400
  • Goldie Page
    signed 2022-05-14 17:30:41 -0400
  • Miryam Coppersmith
    signed 2022-05-14 17:22:41 -0400
  • William G Yeich
    signed 2022-05-14 17:18:01 -0400
  • Shobhana Kanal
    signed 2022-05-14 17:14:06 -0400
  • Karen Steward
    signed 2022-05-14 17:07:34 -0400
  • Anne Todd
    signed 2022-05-14 17:06:06 -0400
  • Sally Helms
    signed 2022-05-14 16:57:45 -0400
  • Lori Bagi
    signed 2022-05-14 16:56:51 -0400
  • John Schultz
    signed 2022-05-14 16:53:23 -0400
  • christopher mckenna
    signed 2022-05-14 16:50:20 -0400
  • Michelle Mayer
    signed 2022-05-14 16:46:15 -0400
  • Joan Vondra
    signed 2022-05-14 16:35:35 -0400
  • Marc Gessner
    signed 2022-05-14 16:28:47 -0400
  • Edward Grosse
    signed 2022-05-14 15:57:13 -0400
  • Rhoda Toperzer
    signed 2022-05-14 15:41:16 -0400
  • Blake Mckim
    signed 2022-05-14 15:35:17 -0400
  • Irma Wolfson
    signed 2022-05-14 15:00:20 -0400
  • Timothy Strapp
    signed 2022-05-14 15:00:04 -0400
  • Linda Finarelli
    signed 2022-05-14 14:56:50 -0400
  • Craig Way
    signed 2022-05-14 14:53:59 -0400
  • Catherine Carroll
    signed 2022-05-14 14:50:55 -0400

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