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

Michael Heaney
Helena Gallant
Heidi Siegel
Emily L Davis
Marlena Santoyo
Helen Grady
Bertha Sarmina
Donald Felice
Robert Ferguson
Carolyn Rainville
Charles Flint
J J
Lucinda Weakland
Thomas Pulk
Agnes 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
4,184 signatures

Will you sign?

  • Michael Heaney
    signed 2024-01-08 23:16:33 -0500
    It’s not right that I should need to register Republican to have a voice in the primary elecection.
  • Helena Gallant
    signed 2024-01-08 19:46:31 -0500
  • Heidi Siegel
    signed 2024-01-08 14:12:03 -0500
  • Emily L Davis
    signed 2024-01-08 13:35:31 -0500
  • Marlena Santoyo
    signed 2024-01-08 13:00:44 -0500
  • Helen Grady
    signed 2024-01-08 12:27:16 -0500
  • Bertha Sarmina
    signed 2024-01-08 12:21:45 -0500
  • Donald Felice
    signed 2024-01-05 11:32:03 -0500
  • 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
  • Agnes 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

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