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

Maureen O’Connell
Stephanie Reid
Lissa Morinsky
Caroline Boyce
Pamela Susko
Joseph Ciurlino
Clifford Hess
Robert L Byer
Barbara Sonies
Paulette Montville
Martha Harris
Amy Agnew
Viktor Kagan
David Thornburgh
Anne Walker
Sarah Berndt
Johb Mullin
Corinna Wilson
Edward martin
Lori Mitzel
Doug Snavely
Brian Carroll
Stephen Cygan
Elaine Olson
Alan Dakey
Beverley Rhinesmith-Pape
Jacqueline Rogers
Paul Eisenberg
Anita Soar
Marie Fulmer
4,247 signatures

Will you sign?

  • Maureen O’Connell
    signed 2022-03-25 17:14:21 -0400
  • Stephanie Reid
    signed 2022-03-25 16:47:46 -0400
  • Lissa Morinsky
    signed 2022-03-25 15:16:25 -0400
  • Caroline Boyce
    signed 2022-03-24 23:09:00 -0400
  • Pamela Susko
    signed via 2022-03-24 22:08:26 -0400
  • Joseph Ciurlino
    signed 2022-03-24 21:33:21 -0400
  • Clifford Hess
    signed 2022-03-24 17:16:44 -0400
  • Robert L Byer
    signed 2022-03-24 17:09:44 -0400
  • Barbara Sonies
    signed via 2022-03-24 17:02:20 -0400
  • Paulette Montville
    signed 2022-03-24 14:46:47 -0400
  • Martha Harris
    signed 2022-03-24 14:30:56 -0400
    Yes. This initiative is long over due in Pennylvania. Thank you for your efforts.
  • Amy Agnew
    signed 2022-03-24 14:27:20 -0400
  • Viktor Kagan
    signed via 2022-03-24 12:58:23 -0400
  • David Thornburgh
    signed 2022-03-24 12:50:11 -0400
  • Anne Walker
    signed 2022-03-23 20:43:17 -0400
  • Sarah Berndt
    signed 2022-03-23 18:18:18 -0400
  • Johb Mullin
    signed via 2022-03-23 15:52:09 -0400
  • Corinna Wilson
    signed 2022-03-23 13:11:14 -0400
  • Edward martin
    signed via 2022-03-23 10:13:24 -0400
  • Lori Mitzel
    signed 2022-03-23 09:17:35 -0400
    Why do the taxpayers of PA pay for the D and R parties to hold party elections?
  • Doug Snavely
    signed 2022-03-23 09:09:42 -0400
  • Brian Carroll
    signed 2022-03-23 07:39:20 -0400
  • Stephen Cygan
    signed 2022-03-22 21:06:04 -0400
  • Elaine Olson
    signed 2022-03-22 20:57:59 -0400
  • Alan Dakey
    signed 2022-03-22 17:20:22 -0400
    Without ballot reform we will continue to endure the intense partisan politics that halts the legislation we need to address serious issues that need to be addressed. Effective democracy is based on compromise and not the partisan politics we are now suffering from.
  • Beverley Rhinesmith-Pape
    signed 2022-03-22 16:43:53 -0400
  • Jacqueline Rogers
    signed 2022-03-22 16:19:28 -0400
  • Paul Eisenberg
    signed 2022-03-22 16:05:24 -0400
  • Anita Soar
    signed 2022-03-22 15:58:42 -0400
  • Marie Fulmer
    signed 2022-03-22 15:47:29 -0400

connect