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

Will Marx
Kenzie Engel
Robert Briselli
Anne. E Jenemann
Devin Blake
susan nystrand
Lori Marx
William Marx
Alex Mumma
Paul Coney
Ruth Lawler
Deborah Watkins
Steven Scott
Jennifer South
Viviann Schorle
John Scaduto, Jr.
Stephanie Forden
Michael Nise
Chrystel Eberts
William  C Welker
Jessica Vanbrunt
Elizabeth Fortino
maria salvatori
Lori Ann Reinhardt
Aileen Gallagher
William Hanzl
Ashley Lowe
Elliot Ryerson
Curtis Meier
Mary Gallant
4,280 signatures

Will you sign?

  • Will Marx
    signed via 2024-01-22 14:33:25 -0500
  • Kenzie Engel
    signed 2024-01-22 14:27:58 -0500
  • Robert Briselli
    signed 2024-01-22 14:06:19 -0500
  • Anne. E Jenemann
    signed 2024-01-22 13:51:33 -0500
  • Devin Blake
    signed 2024-01-22 12:11:59 -0500
  • susan nystrand
    signed 2024-01-22 11:20:51 -0500
    I want to vote for every election. It is my right to do so no matter how I registered.
  • Lori Marx
    signed via 2024-01-22 07:41:40 -0500
  • William Marx
    signed 2024-01-22 07:25:22 -0500
  • Alex Mumma
    signed 2024-01-21 18:56:13 -0500
  • Paul Coney
    signed 2024-01-21 15:21:17 -0500
    Open primaries bring Independent voters into the election process earlier. The two party system currently in place is archaic and a clear failure. Ranked Choice Voting is an additional step towards better selection of legislative representation.
  • Ruth Lawler
    signed 2024-01-21 09:39:46 -0500
  • Deborah Watkins
    signed 2024-01-20 16:08:10 -0500
    Want to vote for RFK, JR.
  • Steven Scott
    signed 2024-01-20 12:56:43 -0500
  • Jennifer South
    signed 2024-01-18 15:19:16 -0500
    Open primaries, ranked choice voting, abolish the electoral college!
  • Viviann Schorle
    signed 2024-01-18 13:39:22 -0500
  • John Scaduto, Jr.
    signed 2024-01-17 15:39:25 -0500
  • Stephanie Forden
    signed 2024-01-16 20:46:16 -0500
  • Michael Nise
    signed 2024-01-16 20:41:30 -0500
  • Chrystel Eberts
    signed 2024-01-16 20:36:45 -0500
  • William  C Welker
    signed 2024-01-16 11:47:39 -0500
    Taxation without representation
  • Jessica Vanbrunt
    signed 2024-01-16 11:12:10 -0500
  • Elizabeth Fortino
    signed 2024-01-15 21:06:31 -0500
  • maria salvatori
    signed 2024-01-15 14:21:53 -0500
  • Lori Ann Reinhardt
    signed 2024-01-12 06:24:31 -0500
    Lori Ann Reinhardt
  • Aileen Gallagher
    signed 2024-01-11 11:15:16 -0500
  • William Hanzl
    signed 2024-01-11 06:14:54 -0500
  • Ashley Lowe
    signed 2024-01-10 20:23:21 -0500
    I don’t like how people feel they have to choose a party to vote for president. I believe that if independents have a chance to vote in the primaries, more reasonable politicians will make it to the Nov elections and people will have the opportunity to vote for who they believe is better, instead of who they believe is less bad for this country.

    I think with more reasonable options, there will be more reasonable politicians in congress and as presidents. Therefore, many issues with partisanship will abate because there will be higher diversity of views and ideas for solutions in congress, making America a better place to live.

    I believe many citizens could find confidence in our political system again and pride in being American. And because America has so much worldwide power, it would improve relations with foreign governments and bring more peice to all humanity on Earth.
  • Elliot Ryerson
    signed 2024-01-09 22:11:07 -0500
  • Curtis Meier
    signed 2024-01-09 20:30:15 -0500
  • Mary Gallant
    signed via 2024-01-09 16:31:20 -0500