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

Melissa
Anita Wieck
Jeffrey Wilkins
Mary Wilkins
Marguerite Aebi
Lalaine B Little
Kimberly Oxholm
George Elliston
Thomas Gillern
Kristin Floyd
Catherine Williams
David Williams
Diane Gagnon
Margo Bennett
Michael Fornauf
Patty Stein
William Kruczko
Ryan Burke
Susan Connochie
Bryan Johnson
Lester Kostolanci
Susan Crouthamel
Robert Frable
William Smith
Stephen Rominger
Anna Gerrity
Helen Navaline
Douglas Barg
Tom Buglio
Margaret Dowling
2,258 signatures

Will you sign?

  • Melissa
    signed 2022-05-09 10:27:49 -0400
  • Anita Wieck
    signed via 2022-05-09 09:47:23 -0400
  • Jeffrey Wilkins
    signed 2022-05-09 09:43:02 -0400
  • Mary Wilkins
    signed 2022-05-09 09:23:08 -0400
  • Marguerite Aebi
    signed 2022-05-09 09:06:43 -0400
  • Lalaine B Little
    signed 2022-05-08 21:36:35 -0400
  • Kimberly Oxholm
    signed 2022-05-08 21:17:07 -0400
  • George Elliston
    signed via 2022-05-08 20:05:47 -0400
  • Thomas Gillern
    signed 2022-05-08 19:33:50 -0400
  • Kristin Floyd
    signed 2022-05-08 19:24:22 -0400
  • Catherine Williams
    signed 2022-05-08 18:12:26 -0400
  • David Williams
    signed 2022-05-08 17:37:32 -0400
  • Diane Gagnon
    signed 2022-05-08 16:44:38 -0400
  • Margo Bennett
    signed via 2022-05-08 12:12:34 -0400
  • Michael Fornauf
    signed 2022-05-08 09:50:03 -0400
  • Patty Stein
    signed 2022-05-08 09:25:58 -0400
  • William Kruczko
    signed 2022-05-08 09:03:40 -0400
  • Ryan Burke
    signed 2022-05-07 23:26:45 -0400
  • Susan Connochie
    signed 2022-05-07 21:51:13 -0400
  • Bryan Johnson
    signed 2022-05-07 19:55:38 -0400
  • Lester Kostolanci
    signed 2022-05-07 16:38:02 -0400
  • Susan Crouthamel
    signed 2022-05-07 12:43:37 -0400
  • Robert Frable
    signed 2022-05-07 11:26:38 -0400
  • William Smith
    signed 2022-05-07 08:37:05 -0400
  • Stephen Rominger
    signed 2022-05-07 08:08:29 -0400
  • Anna Gerrity
    signed 2022-05-07 06:56:41 -0400
  • Helen Navaline
    signed 2022-05-06 18:21:07 -0400
  • Douglas Barg
    signed 2022-05-06 17:02:55 -0400
  • Tom Buglio
    signed 2022-05-06 16:51:25 -0400
    Common Sense to have independents more a part of participating, and helping both parties avoid extremes.
  • Margaret Dowling
    signed 2022-05-06 16:45:18 -0400

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