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

Christine Kozak
Susan Mattison
Barry McDonnell
Timothy Walker
Martin Stockman
Letitia spangler
Barbara Valentine
Irina Livezeanu
Marlene Gieske
William Gieske
John Hayter
Eileen Jacob
Margaret A Henderson
Martin C Karchner
Janet Quigley
LaSheya Wright
Patty Lambert
Tabitha Lewis
KiKi and Jay McCann
Lindsay Milam
Jacki Vetterani
Thomas Vetterani
Gerald DiBerardinis
Terry Naigle
Gerri Vita
Michael Cogswell
Sue Menarchek
Charles Tansits
John Spanitz
Danielle Woods
4,037 signatures

Will you sign?

  • Christine Kozak
    signed 2023-11-07 14:46:41 -0500
  • Susan Mattison
    signed 2023-11-07 14:43:25 -0500
    Other state have independent voters – let’s have PA join this!
  • Barry McDonnell
    signed 2023-11-07 14:41:06 -0500
  • Timothy Walker
    signed 2023-11-07 14:32:54 -0500
  • Martin Stockman
    signed 2023-11-07 14:29:52 -0500
  • Letitia spangler
    signed 2023-11-07 14:27:21 -0500
  • Barbara Valentine
    signed 2023-11-07 14:25:57 -0500
  • Irina Livezeanu
    signed 2023-11-07 14:23:34 -0500
  • Marlene Gieske
    signed 2023-11-07 14:18:49 -0500
  • William Gieske
    signed 2023-11-07 14:18:08 -0500
  • John Hayter
    signed 2023-11-07 14:17:07 -0500
  • Eileen Jacob
    signed 2023-11-07 14:13:23 -0500
  • Margaret A Henderson
    signed 2023-11-07 14:10:28 -0500
    This is definitely an injustice to independent voters and should be abolished!
  • Martin C Karchner
    signed 2023-11-07 14:08:53 -0500
  • Janet Quigley
    signed 2023-11-07 14:08:27 -0500
  • LaSheya Wright
    signed 2023-11-07 14:07:47 -0500
  • Patty Lambert
    signed 2023-11-07 14:04:25 -0500
  • Tabitha Lewis
    signed 2023-11-07 13:59:27 -0500
  • KiKi and Jay McCann
    signed 2023-11-04 19:36:18 -0400
    We won’t be switching back and forth anymore, from Independent, to party of choice before elections.

    Let Rome Burn
  • Lindsay Milam
    signed 2023-11-02 13:28:57 -0400
  • Jacki Vetterani
    signed 2023-10-29 08:39:37 -0400
  • Thomas Vetterani
    signed 2023-10-28 15:02:12 -0400
  • Gerald DiBerardinis
    signed 2023-10-27 14:16:07 -0400
    Gerald DiBerardinis
  • Terry Naigle
    signed 2023-10-25 16:55:35 -0400
    I’m a taxpayer I should be able to vote in primaries no matter my party
  • Gerri Vita
    signed 2023-10-24 11:21:40 -0400
  • Michael Cogswell
    signed 2023-10-23 20:30:26 -0400
  • Sue Menarchek
    signed 2023-10-21 16:55:48 -0400
  • Charles Tansits
    signed 2023-10-20 16:55:08 -0400
    Not only should we have open primaries in PA, all primaries across the nation should be run on the same day. I’m so fed up with our primary votes in PA not meaning anything in the presidential election. Let the people decide who should run for office, not the party corruption.
  • John Spanitz
    signed 2023-10-18 08:37:41 -0400
  • Danielle Woods
    signed 2023-10-17 12:31:13 -0400

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