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

Nathaniel Burt
Sandra Fulton
John Chalikian
Maryellen Alviti
Victoria Kim
Orquidea Delosreyes
Deborah Stoner
Douglas Martinez
Robert Faure
Allison Barnes
Helen Groft
Arthur Safir
Tracy Whitman
Joyce Edleman
Teresa Steszewski
Joe Hanna
Matthew Cmar
Maria Monras-Sender
Jeffrey Watts
Kenneth Kastle
Trevor Randolph
Joanne Hershey
Robert Cole
Anna Kline
joan harvey
Mary Wujek
Adrian Noble
Keith Wetzel
Mary Eileen Jacobs
Democracy Working Group
4,037 signatures

Will you sign?

  • Nathaniel Burt
    signed 2022-05-14 10:29:57 -0400
  • Sandra Fulton
    signed 2022-05-14 10:28:27 -0400
    About time we joined the 21st century!
  • John Chalikian
    signed 2022-05-14 10:28:20 -0400
  • Maryellen Alviti
    signed 2022-05-14 10:26:00 -0400
  • Victoria Kim
    signed 2022-05-14 10:25:27 -0400
  • Orquidea Delosreyes
    signed 2022-05-14 10:25:17 -0400
  • Deborah Stoner
    signed 2022-05-14 10:23:40 -0400
  • Douglas Martinez
    signed 2022-05-14 10:17:13 -0400
    This works in other states
  • Robert Faure
    signed 2022-05-14 10:16:31 -0400
  • Allison Barnes
    signed 2022-05-14 10:16:26 -0400
  • Helen Groft
    signed 2022-05-14 10:15:38 -0400
  • Arthur Safir
    signed 2022-05-14 10:14:42 -0400
  • Tracy Whitman
    signed 2022-05-14 10:13:30 -0400
  • Joyce Edleman
    signed 2022-05-14 10:10:31 -0400
  • Teresa Steszewski
    signed 2022-05-14 10:10:27 -0400
  • Joe Hanna
    signed 2022-05-14 10:09:25 -0400
  • Matthew Cmar
    signed 2022-05-14 10:07:05 -0400
  • Maria Monras-Sender
    signed 2022-05-14 10:06:53 -0400
  • Jeffrey Watts
    signed 2022-05-14 10:05:38 -0400
  • Kenneth Kastle
    signed 2022-05-14 10:04:01 -0400
  • Trevor Randolph
    signed 2022-05-14 10:03:35 -0400
    Was surprised that PA had closed primaries when I moved here from WV. I had always been unaffiliated and am still uneasy being forced into a party.
  • Joanne Hershey
    signed 2022-05-14 10:01:04 -0400
  • Robert Cole
    signed 2022-05-14 10:00:28 -0400
    Let’s get Pennsylvania out of the dark ages and move to open primary contests where the majority of PA residents can cast a vote.
  • Anna Kline
    signed 2022-05-14 09:58:25 -0400
  • joan harvey
    signed 2022-05-14 09:56:27 -0400
  • Mary Wujek
    signed 2022-05-14 09:56:05 -0400
  • Adrian Noble
    signed 2022-05-14 09:55:43 -0400
  • Keith Wetzel
    signed 2022-05-14 09:55:34 -0400
  • Mary Eileen Jacobs
    signed 2022-05-14 09:54:57 -0400
  • Democracy Working Group
    signed 2022-05-14 09:53:25 -0400

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