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

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
Hannah Gudim
Marianne Doar
Julie Decker
Eric Kraeutler
Peggy Leimkuhler
David Buck
Madison Caufield
Heather Alvarado
Darrell Rapp
Myrle Newcomer
M. Freddie Dias
Jayme Lynn McIntyre
Alex Baugh
Justin Ruby
Katrina Clark
Rani Ahl
4,279 signatures

Will you sign?

  • 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
  • Hannah Gudim
    signed 2022-05-05 14:40:49 -0400
  • Marianne Doar
    signed via 2022-05-05 13:39:33 -0400
  • Julie Decker
    signed 2022-05-05 10:49:32 -0400
  • Eric Kraeutler
    signed 2022-05-05 09:39:41 -0400
  • Peggy Leimkuhler
    signed 2022-05-05 09:38:04 -0400
    Let’s strengthen our democracy by allowing every voter to vote in every election! Independents are the fasting-growing voter segment and closed primaries bar participation – let’s fix this easily-addressable issue NOW!
  • David Buck
    signed 2022-05-05 09:34:10 -0400
  • Madison Caufield
    signed 2022-05-05 08:35:35 -0400
  • Heather Alvarado
    signed 2022-05-05 07:26:23 -0400
  • Darrell Rapp
    signed 2022-05-05 01:41:20 -0400
  • Myrle Newcomer
    signed 2022-05-04 22:42:16 -0400
  • M. Freddie Dias
    signed 2022-05-04 21:42:08 -0400
    I felt forced to register with a party just to participate in the democratic process!
  • Jayme Lynn McIntyre
    signed 2022-05-04 20:31:15 -0400
  • Alex Baugh
    signed 2022-05-04 18:38:48 -0400
  • Justin Ruby
    signed 2022-05-04 18:17:43 -0400
  • Katrina Clark
    signed 2022-05-04 17:31:19 -0400
  • Rani Ahl
    signed 2022-05-04 16:24:21 -0400

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