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

Karlie McWilliams
Carol Jackson
warren tochterman
Rebecca Bonawitz
John Denny
Anne Franks
Lois Pry
Steven Chase
Ramona Nelson
Abby Torres
Theresa Kaufman
Andrew Strock
James Stephens
Molly Schweitzer
Emily Kauchak
Anita Zuberi
Mike Schultz
Laurie Plank
Adrienne Wright
Briana McDivitt Smith
Pamela Israel
Andrew Smith
Richard Mellott
Kim O'Byrne-Rozman
Christine McDonald
Stephanie Noblit
Erica Brusselars
Matthew Plishka
Nancy Weber-Sutter
Sandra Thomas
1,837 signatures

Will you sign?

  • Karlie McWilliams
    signed 2022-05-17 14:31:17 -0400
  • Carol Jackson
    signed 2022-05-17 14:27:52 -0400
  • warren tochterman
    signed via 2022-05-17 14:20:58 -0400
  • Rebecca Bonawitz
    signed 2022-05-17 13:43:27 -0400
  • John Denny
    signed 2022-05-17 13:16:52 -0400
  • Anne Franks
    signed 2022-05-17 13:01:47 -0400
  • Lois Pry
    signed 2022-05-17 13:00:03 -0400
    Independent Voter
  • Steven Chase
    signed 2022-05-17 12:47:04 -0400
  • Ramona Nelson
    signed 2022-05-17 12:38:02 -0400
  • Abby Torres
    signed 2022-05-17 12:16:39 -0400
  • Theresa Kaufman
    signed 2022-05-17 12:14:58 -0400
  • Andrew Strock
    signed 2022-05-17 11:28:44 -0400
  • James Stephens
    signed 2022-05-17 11:23:20 -0400
    I think all voters should be allowed to vote in the primarys. I am a registered Independent!
  • Molly Schweitzer
    signed 2022-05-17 11:08:35 -0400
  • Emily Kauchak
    signed 2022-05-17 10:30:12 -0400
  • Anita Zuberi
    signed 2022-05-17 10:22:07 -0400
  • Mike Schultz
    signed via 2022-05-17 10:13:52 -0400
  • Laurie Plank
    signed 2022-05-17 09:53:35 -0400
  • Adrienne Wright
    signed 2022-05-17 09:53:05 -0400
  • Briana McDivitt Smith
    signed 2022-05-17 09:48:14 -0400
  • Pamela Israel
    signed 2022-05-17 09:46:48 -0400
  • Andrew Smith
    signed 2022-05-17 09:46:41 -0400
  • Richard Mellott
    signed 2022-05-17 09:41:46 -0400
  • Kim O'Byrne-Rozman
    signed 2022-05-17 09:29:14 -0400
  • Christine McDonald
    signed 2022-05-17 09:28:47 -0400
  • Stephanie Noblit
    signed 2022-05-17 09:26:56 -0400
  • Erica Brusselars
    signed 2022-05-17 09:24:22 -0400
  • Matthew Plishka
    signed 2022-05-17 08:59:26 -0400
  • Nancy Weber-Sutter
    signed 2022-05-17 08:52:38 -0400
  • Sandra Thomas
    signed 2022-05-17 08:46:51 -0400
    Strongly agree w/ this !!!!!!!!!!!!!

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