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

Connie Hahn
Lonita Landis
Carol Tileston
Margaret Tileston
MarlonRoy Jones
Alex Nunley
Robert Bedford
Roan OSullivan
John Horner
Todd Peterson
Ken Asure
Darlene Augustine
Polina Sotnik-Platt
Klee Galligan
Frank E. Ratesic Jr.
Michael Zercher
Jacqueline Sinnerard
Steven Falguera
Susan Mcinerney
David Boeth
Joyce Boeth
Christina Fuoco
Jan Garber
Dale Reed
Mary Kenney
Jacob Bauder
Susan Greener
Jaime Croissant
Frank Baker
Cory Duffield
4,184 signatures

Will you sign?

  • Connie Hahn
    signed 2024-03-07 22:01:10 -0500
  • Lonita Landis
    signed 2024-03-07 20:35:41 -0500
    I am an independent voter and would like to be able to vote in primaries.
  • Carol Tileston
    signed 2024-03-06 11:35:17 -0500
  • Margaret Tileston
    signed 2024-03-06 11:27:28 -0500
  • MarlonRoy Jones
    signed 2024-03-06 00:18:01 -0500
    The power is in our hand it’s our time to flex a fist and punch this party through.
  • Alex Nunley
    signed 2024-03-05 16:47:46 -0500
  • Robert Bedford
    signed 2024-03-05 15:29:54 -0500
    I am an Independent voter and would like to vote in primaries.
  • Roan OSullivan
    signed 2024-03-05 15:23:34 -0500
  • John Horner
    signed 2024-03-05 08:38:58 -0500
    Can a voter in Pennsylvania vote in both PRIMARIES?
  • Todd Peterson
    signed 2024-03-01 12:13:05 -0500
  • Ken Asure
    signed 2024-02-25 17:58:19 -0500
  • Darlene Augustine
    signed 2024-02-25 14:37:07 -0500
  • Polina Sotnik-Platt
    signed 2024-02-25 13:48:56 -0500
  • Klee Galligan
    signed 2024-02-25 12:38:08 -0500
  • Frank E. Ratesic Jr.
    signed 2024-02-22 15:04:38 -0500
    If my tax dollars finance voting in Pa. then why is my vote silenced! As a legal citizen and taxpayer I should have the right to vote for whoever I choose to! DONT SILENCE MY VOTE!!!
  • Michael Zercher
    signed 2024-02-22 10:52:24 -0500
  • Jacqueline Sinnerard
    signed 2024-02-22 10:35:38 -0500
  • Steven Falguera
    signed 2024-02-22 09:07:06 -0500
    Closed primaries ensure that the political middle has less or no voice in government.
  • Susan Mcinerney
    signed 2024-02-20 19:36:47 -0500
  • David Boeth
    signed 2024-02-20 19:26:38 -0500
    David Boeth
  • Joyce Boeth
    signed 2024-02-20 19:21:33 -0500
  • Christina Fuoco
    signed 2024-02-17 12:03:40 -0500
  • Jan Garber
    signed via 2024-02-16 11:23:54 -0500
  • Dale Reed
    signed 2024-02-16 10:48:18 -0500
  • Mary Kenney
    signed 2024-02-13 23:04:15 -0500
  • Jacob Bauder
    signed 2024-02-13 21:17:34 -0500
  • Susan Greener
    signed 2024-02-10 00:02:09 -0500
  • Jaime Croissant
    signed 2024-02-06 18:08:39 -0500
  • Frank Baker
    signed 2024-02-02 17:08:42 -0500
  • Cory Duffield
    signed 2024-02-02 07:20:34 -0500

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