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

George Elliston
Thomas Gillern
Kristin Floyd
Catherine Williams
David Williams
Diane Gagnon
Michael Fornauf
Patty Stein
William Kruczko
Ryan Burke
Susan Connochie
Bryan Johnson
Lester Kostolanci
Susan Crouthamel
Robert Frable
William Smith
Anna Gerrity
Helen Navaline
Douglas Barg
Tom Buglio
Margaret Dowling
Starr Cummin Bright
Maria Wedinger
Suzanne Borsch
Janice Magee
Lynn Cox
Christopher Handy
Sandra Strauss
Ashley Comans
Delia Veschi
4,257 signatures

Will you sign?

  • George Elliston
    signed via 2022-05-08 20:05:47 -0400
  • Thomas Gillern
    signed 2022-05-08 19:33:50 -0400
  • Kristin Floyd
    signed 2022-05-08 19:24:22 -0400
  • Catherine Williams
    signed 2022-05-08 18:12:26 -0400
  • David Williams
    signed 2022-05-08 17:37:32 -0400
  • Diane Gagnon
    signed 2022-05-08 16:44:38 -0400
  • Michael Fornauf
    signed 2022-05-08 09:50:03 -0400
  • Patty Stein
    signed 2022-05-08 09:25:58 -0400
  • William Kruczko
    signed 2022-05-08 09:03:40 -0400
  • Ryan Burke
    signed 2022-05-07 23:26:45 -0400
  • Susan Connochie
    signed 2022-05-07 21:51:13 -0400
  • Bryan Johnson
    signed 2022-05-07 19:55:38 -0400
  • Lester Kostolanci
    signed 2022-05-07 16:38:02 -0400
  • Susan Crouthamel
    signed 2022-05-07 12:43:37 -0400
  • Robert Frable
    signed 2022-05-07 11:26:38 -0400
  • William Smith
    signed 2022-05-07 08:37:05 -0400
  • Anna Gerrity
    signed 2022-05-07 06:56:41 -0400
  • Helen Navaline
    signed 2022-05-06 18:21:07 -0400
  • Douglas Barg
    signed 2022-05-06 17:02:55 -0400
  • Tom Buglio
    signed 2022-05-06 16:51:25 -0400
    Common Sense to have independents more a part of participating, and helping both parties avoid extremes.
  • Margaret Dowling
    signed 2022-05-06 16:45:18 -0400
  • Starr Cummin Bright
    signed 2022-05-06 15:46:22 -0400
  • Maria Wedinger
    signed 2022-05-06 09:35:49 -0400
  • Suzanne Borsch
    signed 2022-05-05 22:04:15 -0400
  • Janice Magee
    signed 2022-05-05 19:45:02 -0400
  • Lynn Cox
    signed 2022-05-05 17:18:10 -0400
  • Christopher Handy
    signed 2022-05-05 17:08:20 -0400
  • Sandra Strauss
    signed 2022-05-05 15:35:04 -0400
    My home state where I first voted had open primaries. I was not happy when I moved to PA and found I couldn’t vote in primaries if I registered as an independent, which I had done in the past.
  • Ashley Comans
    signed 2022-05-05 15:29:21 -0400
  • Delia Veschi
    signed 2022-05-05 15:09:00 -0400

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