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Vote

Voting is your chance to help decide our community’s future! Keep reading for how to vote this election or use the quick links below.

Find an early voting location

Register to vote

Check your voter registration status

Request your mail in ballot

Track your mail in ballot’s progress

Early Voting Centers

You can vote early at one of Philadelphia’s early voting locations. As of the end of September there are 7 locations open, with 10 more expected. These offices are one-stop shops for your voting needs. You can register to vote, request a ballot, fill it out, seal your ballot in the secrecy envelopes and return it (all in one very efficient visit). See the list of open locations below. These will be updated as more opening dates are announced.

City Hall Room 140, 1400 John F. Kennedy Blvd.
George Washington High School, 10175 Bustleton Ave.
The Liacouras Center, 1776 N. Broad St.
Roxborough High School, 6498 Ridge Ave.
Tilden Middle School, 6601 Elmwood Ave.
Julia De Burgos Elementary, 401 W. Lehigh Ave.
Overbrook Elementary School, 2032 N. 62nd St.

Register to Vote

The last day to register in PA is October 19, but you should register as early as possible! If you have a PA driver’s license or state ID, you can register to vote online here. If not, you can go to one of Philadelphia’s early voting locations or mail in your voter registration using the English form here or Spanish form here. If you don’t have a printer, DM us on Instagram or Facebook or email mutualaidphilly@gmail.com. We can help!

Requesting a Mail in Ballot

Vote from your own home with a mail in ballot. Any registered PA voter can request a mail in ballot - no explanation required. If you are registered and have a PA driver’s license or state ID, you can request your mail in ballot online here. If not,  you can go to one of Philadelphia’s early voting locations or request your mail in ballot by mail using the English form or Spanish form. If you don’t have a printer, DM us on Instagram or Facebook or email mutualaidphilly@gmail.com.

The last day to request your mail in ballot is October 27 and your application must be received at the elections office by 5pm. But don’t wait! Request your mail in ballot ASAP so that you receive it and cast your vote with plenty of time. After you submit your request you can track your ballot’s journey to you online here.

How to Fill Out a Mail Ballot

When you receive your ballot, fill it out with your vote. Make sure to sign and date the ballot! Then place your completed ballot in the smaller secrecy envelope and sign and date the outside of this envelope where shown. Then place your secrecy envelope in the larger envelope provided, seal, and send back or drop off at one of Philadelphia’s 17 early voting centers. Everything you need--including the envelopes--will come with your mail-in ballot.

Return Your Mail In Ballot

Once you receive and fill out your ballot, you can mail it back or bring it to one of Philadelphia’s early voting centers.

Whether you mail or drop off your ballot, it must be received (not postmarked) by November 3 to be counted. If you decide to mail it, the USPS recommends allowing 14 days for your ballot to reach your County Elections office, so you should send it by October 19.

See the map and table below for the locations and expected opening date. These will be updated as more opening dates are announced.

Vote on Election Day, Nov. 3

You can cast your ballot on Election Day, November 3. Click here to find your polling place. Polls are open until 8pm. As long as you are in line by 8pm, you can vote.

Voting and Disability Community

If you have a disability, there are several accessible voting options that may work for you. Every polling place must have at least one voting machine with assistive technology. You can also bring someone to help you vote. Finally you can request an accessible remote ballot if you use a screenreader or similar technology. Learn more about all of these options by clicking here.

If you’re voting by mail and would like a ride to drop off your ballot at a dropbox, visit our friends Drive Your Ballot.

National

Tell Congress to Extend Federal Unemployment Benefits

Thousands of people in Philadelphia depend on the additional $600 in federal unemployment. The Senate is voting later this month on whether to extend emergency unemployment benefits.

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