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

Ana Montalban
William E Fisher
Paul Bucher
Alex Upton
Nick Greeby
Timothy Hall
Douglas Hill
Al-Sharif Nassef
Roselyn Wilkinson
Anonymous
Ronald Feldman
Lex McMillan
Nancy Salkowski
Jacqueline Moore
matthew tighe
Ann Bobes
Thomas Long
David Prewitt
Carolina Baltazar Edwards
Maureen Kelly
Raymond Beckler
Susan Wallace
Kate Somerville
barbara barnes
Ronalyn Sisson
Eli Gilman
Linda Moskal
John Farley
Elizabeth O'Donnell
Jerry Coleman
2,481 signatures

Will you sign?

  • Ana Montalban
    signed 2022-04-18 11:41:54 -0400
  • William E Fisher
    signed 2022-04-18 11:39:26 -0400
  • Paul Bucher
    signed 2022-04-18 11:17:43 -0400
  • Alex Upton
    signed 2022-04-18 11:03:04 -0400
  • Nick Greeby
    signed 2022-04-18 10:58:48 -0400
  • Timothy Hall
    signed 2022-04-18 10:30:05 -0400
  • Douglas Hill
    signed 2022-04-18 09:23:46 -0400
  • Al-Sharif Nassef
    signed 2022-04-18 09:17:49 -0400
  • Roselyn Wilkinson
    signed 2022-04-18 09:07:07 -0400
  • Anonymous
    signed 2022-04-18 08:53:03 -0400
  • Ronald Feldman
    signed 2022-04-17 21:59:39 -0400
    Ronald A. Feldman
  • Lex McMillan
    signed 2022-04-17 07:39:37 -0400
  • Nancy Salkowski
    signed 2022-04-16 16:55:03 -0400
  • Jacqueline Moore
    signed 2022-04-16 14:40:57 -0400
  • matthew tighe
    signed 2022-04-16 13:28:17 -0400
  • Ann Bobes
    signed via 2022-04-16 13:05:49 -0400
  • Thomas Long
    signed 2022-04-16 11:13:52 -0400
  • David Prewitt
    signed 2022-04-16 10:25:49 -0400
  • Carolina Baltazar Edwards
    signed 2022-04-16 09:48:39 -0400
    This is long time coming .Everyone should be able to vote in the Primary.
  • Maureen Kelly
    signed 2022-04-16 09:10:36 -0400
  • Raymond Beckler
    signed 2022-04-16 08:58:46 -0400
  • Susan Wallace
    signed 2022-04-16 08:32:01 -0400
  • Kate Somerville
    signed 2022-04-16 07:59:34 -0400
  • barbara barnes
    signed 2022-04-16 06:56:51 -0400
  • Ronalyn Sisson
    signed 2022-04-15 23:32:31 -0400
    Share this!!! Super important!
  • Eli Gilman
    signed 2022-04-15 22:52:26 -0400
  • Linda Moskal
    signed 2022-04-15 22:51:06 -0400
  • John Farley
    signed 2022-04-15 20:49:21 -0400
    Open primaries work. Non-partisan PA statewide elections also would work. Eliminate party designations and party labels on all PA elections except US President. Also “Jungle” primaries and run-off general elections work. Do all of the above. Thank you. John Farley, (Philadelphia)
  • Elizabeth O'Donnell
    signed 2022-04-15 19:05:59 -0400
  • Jerry Coleman
    signed 2022-04-15 18:59:37 -0400

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