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

Robin Strupp
alan kaplan
Marcia Witlin-Basickes
Jeffrey Manley
Brett Myers
Rita Clemson
Victoria Munz
Amy Allison
Alan Morgenstein
Sarah Dorbian
John W. (Jack) Igoe
Julia Melnick
Gary Barnhart
Julia H West
Linda McKee
Jody Smyers
Sharon Mowen
Alan Pitt
Gregory Hill
Daniel Lago
Roberta Shope
Christine Barbieri
Rosemary Fluehr
Justin Davis
Jane Sentz
Wayne Wilson
Pamela Hale
Tyler Fullerton
Sharon Oswalt
Joseph Griffin
4,037 signatures

Will you sign?

  • Robin Strupp
    signed 2023-12-21 12:27:11 -0500
  • alan kaplan
    signed 2023-12-21 12:13:22 -0500
  • Marcia Witlin-Basickes
    signed 2023-12-21 12:09:57 -0500
  • Jeffrey Manley
    signed 2023-12-21 12:02:19 -0500
    We need open primary
  • Brett Myers
    signed 2023-12-21 11:56:40 -0500
  • Rita Clemson
    signed 2023-12-21 11:56:04 -0500
  • Victoria Munz
    signed 2023-12-21 11:55:02 -0500
  • Amy Allison
    signed 2023-12-21 11:44:45 -0500
    Amy Allison
  • Alan Morgenstein
    signed 2023-12-21 11:44:09 -0500
  • Sarah Dorbian
    signed via 2023-12-21 11:32:17 -0500
  • John W. (Jack) Igoe
    signed 2023-12-21 11:29:07 -0500
  • Julia Melnick
    signed 2023-12-21 11:28:16 -0500
  • Gary Barnhart
    signed 2023-12-21 11:24:06 -0500
  • Julia H West
    signed 2023-12-21 11:20:30 -0500
    Entirely un-democratic to have closed primaries. Ridiculous that such a large portion of PA voters can’t participate.
  • Linda McKee
    signed 2023-12-21 11:17:52 -0500
  • Jody Smyers
    signed 2023-12-21 11:16:30 -0500
  • Sharon Mowen
    signed 2023-12-21 11:15:30 -0500
  • Alan Pitt
    signed 2023-12-21 11:03:09 -0500
  • Gregory Hill
    signed 2023-12-21 10:58:23 -0500
  • Daniel Lago
    signed 2023-12-21 10:57:26 -0500
  • Roberta Shope
    signed 2023-12-21 10:49:39 -0500
  • Christine Barbieri
    signed 2023-12-21 10:48:06 -0500
  • Rosemary Fluehr
    signed 2023-12-21 10:45:29 -0500
  • Justin Davis
    signed 2023-12-21 10:41:22 -0500
    Closed Primaries are denying me (a 13 year veteran) the right to vote. Repeal them now.
  • Jane Sentz
    signed 2023-12-19 16:10:27 -0500
  • Wayne Wilson
    signed via 2023-12-11 14:54:09 -0500
  • Pamela Hale
    signed 2023-12-11 14:04:49 -0500
    Please pass this!!!
  • Tyler Fullerton
    signed 2023-12-06 20:27:29 -0500
  • Sharon Oswalt
    signed 2023-12-02 10:14:15 -0500
  • Joseph Griffin
    signed 2023-11-26 14:18:48 -0500
    Our democracy is clearly at risk. A small technical change in the way we elect our leaders could help. Let’s do it!

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