Have you requested and received your mail in ballot but still have it in hand? Need to get a Mail In “In Person” ballot?
Here’s how to cast your mail in ballot and vote “early” in the 2020 Election!
No “Naked” Ballots!
A naked ballot is any mail in or absentee ballot not correctly completed. Here is a summary of steps to completing your ballot
- Inspect your ballot!
- You should have: the ballot, an instruction card, a secrecy envelop and a sheet explaining ballot questions (measures)
- Is your ballot damaged? Request and complete a replacement at a satellite voting office!
- Complete your ballot: Fill out the ballot clearly, using black or blue ink
- “Dress” your ballot: Place ballot in the ‘secrecy’ envelope
- Envelope your ballot: Put it all in the outer envelope
- Sign your ballot: Sign the back of the outer envelope
Need more details? Read detailed instructions at BillyPenn.com.
Make It Count
All done? Here are all the ways you can cast your mail-in ballot! It is recommended that you drop off your ballot anytime after close of business on Tuesday, October 27th 2020, due to United States Postal Service Delays and recent court decisions. Read more to see how you can drop off your mail-in ballot!
24/7 Drop your ballot in a 1 of 11 ballot drop boxes
Voters from any part of the city of Philadelphia can return their own voted ballot at any time. These drop boxes are accessible 24/7, and they are located at:
- City Hall (South Broad Apron), 1400 John F Kennedy Blvd 19107
- Riverview Place (Columbus Boulevard side of the building), 520 N Columbus Blvd 19123
- The Eastern State Penitentiary, 2027 Fairmount Ave 19130
- Markward Playground: 400 S Taney St., 19146
- Pelbano Rec. Center: 8101 Bustleton Ave., 19152
- Ford PAL Rec. Center: 609 Snyder Ave., 19148
- Smith Playground: 2100 S 24th St,. 19145
- Vogt Rec. Center: 4131 Unruh Ave.,19135
- Independence Branch Library: 18 S 7th St., 19106
- Dorothy Emanuel Rec. Center, 8500 Pickering Street, Philadelphia, PA 19150
- Pleasant Playground, 6800 Chew Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19119
Drop Off or Request & Complete a mail in ballot at 1 of 17 Satellite Offices
Any Philadelphia voter may go to any satellite office to vote. The Philadelphia City Commissioners have opened in-person mail-in voting offices where voters can register or update their voter registration, apply for a mail-in ballot in person, receive their ballot, complete their ballot, and return it, all in one visit. Any voters can utilize any of the satellite election offices throughout the city. View a most up to date list of satellite mail-in voting offices at the City Commissioner website by following this link (https://satellite-offices.philadelphiavotes.com/).
All Satellite Election Offices have a wheelchair accessible entrance. Language Assistance for limited-English proficient voters is also available. If you need reasonable accommodations or have questions about the accessibility of a location near you, please contact email@example.com.
|1||Center City||City Hall Room 140||1400 John F Kennedy Blvd||19107||Open||Full Service|
|2||Far Northeast||George Washington High School||10175 Bustleton Ave||19116||Open||Full Service|
|3||North||The Liacouras Center||1776 N Broad St||19121||Open||Full Service|
|4||Northwest||Roxborough High School||6498 Ridge Ave||19128||Open||Full Service|
|5||Southwest||Tilden Middle School||6601 Elmwood Ave||19142||Open||Full Service|
|6||Upper North||Julia De Burgos Elementary||401 W Lehigh Ave||19133||Open||Full Service|
|7||West||Overbrook Elementary School(Annex Trailer)||2032 N 62Nd St||19151||Open||Full Service|
|8||South||Creative And Performing Arts||901 S Broad St||19147||Open||Full Service|
|9||Northwest||A. B. Day School||6324 Crittenden St||19138||Open||Full Service|
|10||Lower Northeast||J Hampton Moore School||6900 Summerdale Ave||19111||Open||Full Service|
|11||Upper North||Julia Ward Howe School||5800 N 13th St||19141||Open||Full Service|
|12||West||Alain Locke School||4550 Haverford Ave||19139||Open||Full Service|
|13||Center City||Riverview Place, 1st Floor||520 N Columbus Blvd||19123||Open||Full Service|
|14||Far Northeast||Joseph H. Brown School||3600 Stanwood St||19136||Open||Full Service|
|15||Lower Northeast||Harding Middle School||2000 Wakeling Street||19124||Open||Full Service|
|16||River||Mastbaum High School||3116 Frankford Ave||19134||Open||Full Service|
|17||Upper North||Feltonville Intermediate School||238 E Wyoming Ave||19120||Open||Full Service|
Only drop off your own ballot…
Remember: Voters may only drop off their own ballot unless the voter is physically unable to personally submit their Absentee or Mail-in Ballot and has designated an agent to deliver their ballot and the completed forms are submitted with the ballot. The Designation and Certification of Agent Forms can be downloaded from the City Commissioner’s website by following this link (https://www.philadelphiavotes.com/en/voters/mail-in-and-absentee-ballots).
You may find more information about voting in Philadelphia at the Philadelphia Commissioners voting website.