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

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
Jeffrey Cooper
William Martin
Susanna Davison
Bonnie Ingram
Elijah Shekinah
Lisa Hyatt Cooper
Cordell Affeldt
Marijane Redmond
4,281 signatures

Will you sign?

  • 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
  • Jeffrey Cooper
    signed 2022-03-22 15:45:23 -0400
  • William Martin
    signed 2022-03-22 15:44:18 -0400
  • Susanna Davison
    signed 2022-03-22 15:37:25 -0400
  • Bonnie Ingram
    signed 2022-03-22 15:27:20 -0400
  • Elijah Shekinah
    signed 2022-03-22 15:13:50 -0400
  • Lisa Hyatt Cooper
    signed 2022-03-22 15:02:46 -0400
  • Cordell Affeldt
    signed 2022-03-22 14:59:11 -0400
  • Marijane Redmond
    signed 2022-03-22 14:56:02 -0400

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