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

Jennifer Shepherd
Ryan Weaver
Norman Haase
Joanne Solliday
Cheryl Aubrey
James Hoffman
Robert Swift
Brynnaiza Young
John Schroeder
Sharon klos
Michele Mishko
Annette Stork
Gloria Hooper
Rony Ackerman
Donald Lutovsky
William Harris
Andrea Green
Jeanne Wengrin
Martin Beatty
Kristin Wenger
Ashley Kahn
Jess Castro
catherine goetz
Michael Dunnigan
Courtney Maher
Warren Hoak
Sarah Stiles
Iris Ferber
Edward Chladny
Rafael Ruiz
4,279 signatures

Will you sign?

  • Jennifer Shepherd
    signed via 2022-05-10 16:49:35 -0400
  • Ryan Weaver
    signed 2022-05-10 16:43:22 -0400
    I support open primaries for all PA voters.
  • Norman Haase
    signed via 2022-05-10 16:29:55 -0400
  • Joanne Solliday
    signed 2022-05-10 15:57:49 -0400
  • Cheryl Aubrey
    signed 2022-05-10 15:43:13 -0400
  • James Hoffman
    signed 2022-05-10 15:22:49 -0400
    I 100% urge this to be passed as quickly as possible.
  • Robert Swift
    signed 2022-05-10 15:16:29 -0400
  • Brynnaiza Young
    signed 2022-05-10 13:45:06 -0400
  • John Schroeder
    signed 2022-05-10 13:26:53 -0400
  • Sharon klos
    signed 2022-05-10 13:12:52 -0400
  • Michele Mishko
    signed 2022-05-10 12:23:33 -0400
  • Annette Stork
    signed 2022-05-10 11:38:35 -0400
  • Gloria Hooper
    signed 2022-05-10 11:31:23 -0400
  • Rony Ackerman
    signed 2022-05-10 10:48:25 -0400
  • Donald Lutovsky
    signed 2022-05-10 09:48:21 -0400
  • William Harris
    signed 2022-05-10 07:48:07 -0400
  • Andrea Green
    signed 2022-05-10 00:07:15 -0400
  • Jeanne Wengrin
    signed 2022-05-09 22:23:08 -0400
    I am registered ‘no party affiliation’ and this is what I always wanted – my one vote
  • Martin Beatty
    signed 2022-05-09 20:50:50 -0400
  • Kristin Wenger
    signed via 2022-05-09 19:40:57 -0400
  • Ashley Kahn
    signed via 2022-05-09 18:49:53 -0400
  • Jess Castro
    signed 2022-05-09 18:34:57 -0400
  • catherine goetz
    signed 2022-05-09 18:05:42 -0400
    It is about time this issue gained more notice!
  • Michael Dunnigan
    signed 2022-05-09 17:53:23 -0400
    It’s about time!!! Do away with closed primaries!!!
  • Courtney Maher
    signed 2022-05-09 17:27:29 -0400
    I’ve been having debates with local state representatives for years and no one wants to touch this bill. Scared to lose votes for their parties.
  • Warren Hoak
    signed 2022-05-09 17:10:14 -0400
  • Sarah Stiles
    signed 2022-05-09 17:02:42 -0400
  • Iris Ferber
    signed 2022-05-09 16:50:18 -0400
  • Edward Chladny
    signed 2022-05-09 16:34:00 -0400
  • Rafael Ruiz
    signed 2022-05-09 16:17:26 -0400

connect