Closed primary elections disenfranchise independent voters, veterans, House committee hears

BY: - August 16, 2022

Jennifer Bullock has stood outside polling places on primary Election Day for the last 15 years with a sign reading “I can’t vote. Ask me why.”


Tuesday’s Pa. primary elections are a big deal: We need to make it easier for people to vote | Opinion

BY: - May 17, 2019

These elections are a BFD, as Joe Biden would say, why not make it easier for voters to have their say?

These two party bosses used to oppose open primaries. Now, they’re all in

BY: - May 1, 2019

Alan Novak spent eight years as the chairman of Pennsylvania’s Republican Party, trying to secure votes for GOP candidates across the state. During that time, Novak said, his party “didn’t think much about independent” voters. And as a party boss, he didn’t think that voters should participate in primary elections unless they registered as Democrats […]

Good-government groups join forces to push open primaries to top of Pennsylvania’s reform agenda

BY: - April 30, 2019

Pennsylvania currently has closed primaries, meaning a registered voter can only help narrow a field of candidates in the spring if they belong to the same party.