61% of young voters identify as independents


Help us take back our future


Our mission is to ensure every young voter, in every election, has access to the ballot. 

College-aged voters are one of the largest populations of registered Independent voters in the country. In Pennsylvania, our closed primary elections impact college students' ability to fully participate in these elections vital to our democratic process. It's time we ensure every registered voter in PA has access to the ballot!  

Join us to learn more about how you can help establish a Students for Ballot PA chapter at your college or university. 



"It is incredibly refreshing to witness these nonpartisan volunteer-driven students, advocating for a critical change."

-- Sen. Lisa Boscola

Check out the video from our visit to the PA Capitol


Students for Ballot PA in the Capitol (Photo Credit: Jamie Emig)

Read Our Statement on Closed Primaries

Questions about the Ballot PA initiative? Learn more here.

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Who are we? Students from across PA, including campuses like:




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  • Riçhard Henrí
    followed this page 2023-11-20 15:17:42 -0500
  • Riçhard Henrí
    commented 2023-11-20 15:13:06 -0500
    I graduated from University of Illinois Chicago in 1970. Your November 16th video with Open Primaries gives me hope for America.

    It is often said, those who forget history are doomed to repeat it. Oh, if only America could be so fortunate today. Pre-college teaching of American history is, rightly, being challenged. But, in that challenge, its positive emphasis has also been diminished.

    What, in the American Revolution, was implemented by a foreign enemy (at the time) and is being used by domestic oligarchs (Republicans and Democrats) – enemies of we, the people to this day?


    If you want the student open primaries initiative to get noticed, call me.

    I have some “revolutionary” ideas.

    Rick Skiba
    Palatine, Illinois
    [email protected]