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

Robert Ferguson
Carolyn Rainville
Charles Flint
J J
Lucinda Weakland
Thomas Pulk
aggie perilli
William Mann
Lillian Grieco
Stacy Monaco
John Murphy
William Hazzard
Autumn Thomas
Liam McConaghy
Caroline Clancy
Ronald Abraham
Nancy Pereira
Bill Vandivier
Bob Kaufmann
Jeff Kriebel
Carole Soffa
William E Hoffman Jr
Beth Egan
Evelyn Howard
Raymond Frank
Pamela Forsythe
Cletus Robb
Craig Kesack
Carlen Blackstone
Brian Swiderski
4,037 signatures

Will you sign?

  • Robert Ferguson
    signed via 2024-01-01 23:55:02 -0500
  • Carolyn Rainville
    signed 2023-12-30 15:44:51 -0500
  • Charles Flint
    signed 2023-12-29 10:42:38 -0500
  • J J
    signed 2023-12-29 01:13:40 -0500
  • Lucinda Weakland
    signed 2023-12-28 11:20:06 -0500
  • Thomas Pulk
    signed via 2023-12-28 07:36:34 -0500
  • aggie perilli
    signed 2023-12-26 18:19:27 -0500
  • William Mann
    signed 2023-12-25 11:26:55 -0500
  • Lillian Grieco
    signed 2023-12-24 10:54:26 -0500
  • Stacy Monaco
    signed 2023-12-24 09:54:35 -0500
  • John Murphy
    signed 2023-12-23 21:06:24 -0500
  • William Hazzard
    signed 2023-12-23 20:29:12 -0500
  • Autumn Thomas
    signed 2023-12-23 11:52:50 -0500
  • Liam McConaghy
    signed 2023-12-23 10:26:56 -0500
  • Caroline Clancy
    signed 2023-12-23 10:22:30 -0500
  • Ronald Abraham
    signed 2023-12-22 22:33:27 -0500
    Keep up fight
  • Nancy Pereira
    signed via 2023-12-22 21:26:10 -0500
  • Bill Vandivier
    signed 2023-12-22 17:09:31 -0500
  • Bob Kaufmann
    signed 2023-12-22 17:03:29 -0500
    Everyone should be eligible to vote for any election, unless they are a felon or ex- President Trump
  • Jeff Kriebel
    signed 2023-12-22 15:23:57 -0500
  • Carole Soffa
    signed 2023-12-22 10:09:02 -0500
  • William E Hoffman Jr
    signed 2023-12-22 09:19:29 -0500
  • Beth Egan
    signed 2023-12-22 09:01:52 -0500
  • Evelyn Howard
    signed 2023-12-22 08:18:55 -0500
  • Raymond Frank
    signed via 2023-12-22 08:15:52 -0500
    Someone with common sense needs to be involved!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Pamela Forsythe
    signed 2023-12-22 07:28:23 -0500
    All Pennsylvania citizens, regardless of political affiliation — or lack thereof — deserve a say in selecting candidates for public office.
  • Cletus Robb
    signed 2023-12-22 03:49:06 -0500
    Finally,Independent voters may be able to exercise their Long Repressed Right to vote in primaries!!!!You can be assured that the Super PACs and Special Interests of the 2 Party Machines will fight against the Constitutional Rights we as PA Veterans swore a Sacred Oath to uphold at Our Enlistment or Commission into the U.S. Armed Forces!!!!Hopefully our State Representatives will Do the Right and Equitable implementation and passage of this proposed and discussed legislation!!!!
  • Craig Kesack
    signed via 2023-12-21 21:45:51 -0500
    Independents should be able to vote in primaries. Please do the right thing!
  • Carlen Blackstone
    signed 2023-12-21 21:40:25 -0500
  • Brian Swiderski
    signed 2023-12-21 18:58:41 -0500

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