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Everything you need to register, be informed, and vote

Use this guide to learn about all things voting in Pennsylvania. Start by making sure you’re registered to vote and end with the urge to run for office. Then, check out stories we’ve covered about elections, voting and more.


How to Vote:

You may vote if you are a citizen of the United States for at least one month before the next election, a resident of Philadelphia and your election district for at least 30 days before the next election, and at least 18 years of age on or before the day of the next election. You must be registered with a party to vote in a primary.

You can register to vote online here or in person at the Philadelphia Voter Registration Office:

520 N. Columbus Blvd
5th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19123
Mon-Fri, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

You can also mail in this application to the Philadelphia County Board of Elections:

Room 142 City Hall
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Mon-Fri, 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM


Once you’ve registered to vote:

  1. Find your polling place.
  2. Not around? Get an absentee ballot ahead of time.
  3. Know your rights and responsibilities as a voter.
  4. Plan ahead, view a sample ballot.


Next Election:

Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Click here for more info.

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