VOTING ON ELECTION DAY
Election Day is November 3rd! Take a moment now to check your polling place. Many polling place locations have changed because of the pandemic. As always, polls are open 7am-8pm.
PREVIEW YOUR BALLOT
Use this lookup tool and search your home address, select "Preview Ballot" to see what your ballot will look like in the booth.
WHERE CAN I TAKE MY MAIL-IN BALLOT?
DON'T MAIL IT! It may arrive too late to be counted.
You also cannot drop off your completed mail-in ballot at a polling place.
You can drop off the ballot at an official dropbox or satellite election office before 8pm TOMORROW.
Satellite Election Offices are
open November 2nd - 9:30 am to 4:30 pm
open November 3rd, Election Day - 11:30 am to 8 pm
Drop Boxes are open 24 hours a day until 8 pm on November 3rd
A special drive-thru ballot dropoff is open at Lincoln Financial Field, Lot K, on November 2nd from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
While any voter who requested a mail-in ballot can change their mind and vote in person instead on Election Day, please keep in mind that this will take more pollworker time and may increase wait times for your neighbors in line behind you.
You will need to bring both your mail or absentee ballot and the outer return envelope to your polling place to be voided. After you hand over the ballot and envelope, you can sign a declaration and then vote in-person.
If you don't bring those with you, you will need to vote on a provisional ballot instead.
WHAT IF I APPLIED FOR, BUT HAVEN'T RECEIVED MY MAIL-IN BALLOT?
Instead of voting at your local polling place, you will have to vote at one of the city’s 17 satellite election offices, which can be found by clicking here. Let them know that you already applied, but did not receive the ballot, and they will give you a replacement to submit on the spot.
RIGHTS WHEN VOTING IN PERSON
- If the polls close while you’re still in line, stay in line – you have the right to vote.
- If you make a mistake on your ballot, ask for a new one.
- If the machines are down at your polling place, ask for a paper ballot.
- If you see something concerning, such as voter intimidation, interference, illegal voting, or unlawful electioneering, call The Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office Election Task Force: 215-686-9641.
- You can also call the Election Protection Hotline: 1-866-687-8683
- You can also report problems on election day to the Pennsylvania Department of State: 1-877-868-3772
DO I NEED AN ID?
If you have voted at your polling location before, you do not need to bring ID to vote. Only voters who are voting for the first time in their election district need to show ID. Acceptable ID includes both photo IDs, and non-photo IDs that show your address.
Acceptable IDs for first-time voters:
- Driver’s license
- U.S. passport
- Any ID issued by the commonwealth or federal government
- Military, student, or employee ID
- Voter registration card
- Current utility bill, bank statement, paycheck or government check
WHAT IF MY NAME ISN'T IN THE POLL BOOK?
The local officials at your polling place should call the county board of elections to determine if you are registered. If you are, you should be able to vote. If the county cannot find your name, but you believe you are registered and omitted from the poll book, you may vote by provisional ballot.
VOTERS WITH DISABILITIES
Please click here to learn more about your rights.