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

Jennifer Downey
Michael Bellante
David McAdams
Lynar Davis
Catherine Wojcik
William Grove
Ray Lynn Rominger
Tom Vernon
Lynn Iatarola
Dustin Koll
Edward Lopatin
Jan Dillalogue
curtis guyer
Dave Gearhart
Linda Morris
Clarence Brommer
Adele Philippides
Ben Hall
James Swenson
Margaret Parker
Kenneth Hall
Eileen Mullen
Rob MacPherson
Kathleen Crowell
Catherine Eagleson
Daniel Lago
Karen Guarino Spanton
Thomas Fife
Mtume Imani
Constance Layman
1,837 signatures

Will you sign?

  • Jennifer Downey
    signed 2022-05-20 07:43:38 -0400
  • Michael Bellante
    signed 2022-05-20 07:18:21 -0400
  • David McAdams
    signed 2022-05-20 06:55:41 -0400
  • Lynar Davis
    signed via 2022-05-20 06:43:20 -0400
  • Catherine Wojcik
    signed 2022-05-20 06:19:11 -0400
  • William Grove
    signed 2022-05-20 06:18:12 -0400
  • Ray Lynn Rominger
    signed 2022-05-20 06:13:48 -0400
  • Tom Vernon
    signed 2022-05-20 05:31:08 -0400
  • Lynn Iatarola
    signed via 2022-05-20 03:17:18 -0400
  • Dustin Koll
    signed 2022-05-19 23:16:24 -0400
  • Edward Lopatin
    signed 2022-05-19 22:43:28 -0400
  • Jan Dillalogue
    signed 2022-05-19 22:23:52 -0400
  • curtis guyer
    signed 2022-05-19 22:01:53 -0400
  • Dave Gearhart
    signed 2022-05-19 21:55:50 -0400
  • Linda Morris
    signed 2022-05-19 21:47:30 -0400
  • Clarence Brommer
    signed 2022-05-19 21:11:03 -0400
    Time to end this voter suppression.
  • Adele Philippides
    signed 2022-05-19 20:54:00 -0400
  • Ben Hall
    signed 2022-05-19 20:37:50 -0400
  • James Swenson
    signed 2022-05-19 20:14:51 -0400
  • Margaret Parker
    signed 2022-05-19 20:11:22 -0400
  • Kenneth Hall
    signed 2022-05-19 20:04:26 -0400
  • Eileen Mullen
    signed 2022-05-19 19:51:27 -0400
  • Rob MacPherson
    signed 2022-05-19 19:50:21 -0400
  • Kathleen Crowell
    signed 2022-05-19 19:43:02 -0400
    Kind of too late for me because I went to the primaries anyway and switched from Independent to Republican just so I can have a say. I have never gone complete one party alone. It’s not fair that I can’t vote in the primaries. My voice should be heard too. Many NY licensed cars were pulling up to my voting district so voter ID is important as well.
  • Catherine Eagleson
    signed via 2022-05-19 19:42:24 -0400
  • Daniel Lago
    signed 2022-05-19 19:38:17 -0400
  • Karen Guarino Spanton
    signed 2022-05-19 19:37:33 -0400
  • Thomas Fife
    signed 2022-05-19 19:33:43 -0400
  • Mtume Imani
    signed 2022-05-19 19:25:28 -0400
  • Constance Layman
    signed via 2022-05-19 19:19:45 -0400

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