Repeal Closed Primaries

Join the overwhelming majority of PA voters who favor repealing 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.

 

Click the form above to contact your legislators 🔺

 

Fill out the form below to sign our petition 🔻

 

Ballot PA is a growing coalition bringing together thousands of Pennsylvania voters, veterans, young adults, businesses, and civic organizations to fight for independents' right to vote in primary elections.

 

Who's signing

Susan Greener
Jaime Croissant
Frank Baker
Cory Duffield
Charles Vermilyer
Jane Miller
Dennis Line
James Cermenaro
Veronica Mcdonald
James Weaver
Bernard Resnick
Scott deLone
Gust Tatlas
Priscilla Mattison
James Lawless
Daniel F Motto
Marc Lebeau
Ronald Zollers
Jake Margerum
Betty Cauler
Kurt Lichtenfeld
John Kathman
Dan McDonnell
Leslie Roy
Elizabeth Withey-Vandiver
Jean Martinez
Karen Conklin
Dani Hreha
Janice Peischl
Bob Grow
4,281 signatures

Will you sign?

  • 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
  • Charles Vermilyer
    signed 2024-02-01 22:04:50 -0500
  • Jane Miller
    signed 2024-01-31 16:21:32 -0500
  • Dennis Line
    signed 2024-01-29 09:15:54 -0500
  • James Cermenaro
    signed 2024-01-26 20:40:01 -0500
    I feel disenfranchised when I cannot vote in a primary election; stop the stupidity.
  • Veronica Mcdonald
    signed 2024-01-26 09:59:23 -0500
  • James Weaver
    signed 2024-01-26 08:22:13 -0500
  • Bernard Resnick
    signed via 2024-01-26 08:03:43 -0500
  • Scott deLone
    signed 2024-01-26 05:22:20 -0500
  • Gust Tatlas
    signed 2024-01-25 18:19:21 -0500
  • Priscilla Mattison
    signed 2024-01-25 15:20:37 -0500
  • James Lawless
    signed 2024-01-25 11:17:44 -0500
  • Daniel F Motto
    signed 2024-01-25 11:10:04 -0500
  • Marc Lebeau
    signed 2024-01-25 10:03:39 -0500
  • Ronald Zollers
    signed 2024-01-24 20:02:25 -0500
  • Jake Margerum
    signed 2024-01-24 14:06:28 -0500
  • Betty Cauler
    signed 2024-01-24 10:05:12 -0500
  • Kurt Lichtenfeld
    signed 2024-01-24 09:45:49 -0500
  • John Kathman
    signed 2024-01-24 09:43:00 -0500
    Let’s make this happen!
  • Dan McDonnell
    signed 2024-01-24 08:57:53 -0500
  • Leslie Roy
    signed 2024-01-24 08:11:16 -0500
  • Elizabeth Withey-Vandiver
    signed 2024-01-24 08:07:41 -0500
    Independents should have the right to participate in the primaries. Also, Pennsylvania should make primaries earlier so that Pennsylvanian’s have a voice in the process of selecting the candidate.
  • Jean Martinez
    signed 2024-01-24 08:07:30 -0500
    I used to live in a state with open primaries and it worked well., though I believe they went to closed primaries sometime after I moved. Open primaries allow one to vote for their choice of best candidate and I hope would also allow non-affiliated voters to have a say before the general election.
  • Karen Conklin
    signed 2024-01-24 07:36:22 -0500
    It’s time to give every voter a voice in the primary elections
  • Dani Hreha
    signed 2024-01-23 23:11:30 -0500
  • Janice Peischl
    signed 2024-01-23 23:03:12 -0500
  • Bob Grow
    signed 2024-01-23 21:54:50 -0500

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