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Map: Philly satellite election offices and drop boxes for mail ballots

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Voters can request a mail ballot through Oct. 27.

Danya Henninger / Billy Penn

Oct. 17, 2020, 9:20 a.m.

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Philadelphia voters can visit satellite election offices or secure drop boxes across the city to turn in their ballots early for the 2020 general election. Find a list and map of the locations below.

You can bring your own ballot to any of these locations — you don’t have to find the one in your voting division. (You cannot drop off someone else’s ballot for them without filling out some paperwork first.)

The satellite offices are mostly located inside public schools, and are open seven days a week, with hours of 11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday to Thursday, and 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday to Sunday. When you visit, you can do any or all of the following:

  • Apply for and get approved for a mail ballot (through Oct. 27)
  • Request a new mail ballot if yours hasn’t arrived yet (through Oct. 27)
  • Fill out your mail ballot
  • Seal your ballot in the secrecy envelope, place it in the outer envelope, sign your name, and return your ballot

Seventeen of these one-stop shops offering all the services at the Philadelphia County Board of Election are planned. They have opened in stages, due to staffing issues.

There are also locations hosting drop boxes, like the ones used in the June 2020 primary, where you can securely return your ballot 24 hours a day. All will be open by Oct. 19, which is the last day to register to vote in Pennsylvania.

This effort is funded by a $10M grant from the nonpartisan Center for Tech and Civic Life. The money is also funding new sorting equipment to process votes more efficiently, a hazard pay bump for poll workers, and extra COVID-protocol cleaning for polling places. If you want to vote in person on Nov. 3, polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.


Check the map and table below for address details.

Location Address Open date
City Hall Room 140 1400 John F Kennedy Blvd, 19107 Sept. 29
George Washington High School 10175 Bustleton Ave, 19116 Sept. 29
The Liacouras Center 1776 N Broad St, 19121 Sept. 29
Roxborough High School 6498 Ridge Ave, 19128 Sept. 29
Tilden Middle School 6601 Elmwood Ave, 19142 Sept. 29
Julia De Burgos Elementary 401 W Lehigh Ave, 19133 Sept. 29
Overbrook Elementary School 2032 N 62nd St, 19151 Sept. 29
Creative And Performing Arts 901 S Broad St, 19147 Oct. 9
A. B. Day School 6324 Crittenden St, 19138 Oct. 13
J Hampton Moore School 6900 Summerdale Ave, 19111 Oct. 14
Julia Ward Howe School 5800 N 13th St, 19141 Oct. 17
Alain Locke School 4550 Haverford Ave, 19139 Oct. 17
Joseph H. Brown School 3600 Stanwood St, 19136 Oct. 20
Riverview Place (Delaware & Spring Garden) 520 N Columbus Blvd, 19123 Oct. 20
Harding Middle School 2000 Wakeling Street, 19124 Oct. 20
Mastbaum High School 3116 Frankford Ave, 19134 Oct. 20
Drop box: City Hall, South Gate Broad and Market streets, 19106 Oct. 9
Drop box: Eastern State Penitentiary, outside 2027 Fairmount Ave., 19130 Oct. 14
Drop box: Feltonville Intermediate School 238 E Wyoming Ave, 19120 Oct. 19
Drop box: Markward Playground 400 S. Taney St., 19146 Oct. 24
Drop box: Pelbano Rec Center 8101 Bustleton Ave., 19152 Oct. 24
Drop box: Ford PAL Rec Center 609 Snyder Ave., 19148 Oct. 24
Drop box: Smith Playground 2100 S. 24th St., 19121 Oct. 24
Drop box: Vogt Rec Center 4131 Unruh Ave., 19135 Oct. 24
Drop box: Independence Branch Library 18 S. 7th St., 19106 Oct. 24

The deadline for the city to receive mail ballots is to 5 p.m. on Nov. 6, the Friday following Election Day, for any ballots sent through the mail on or before Nov. 3. Several legal challenges to this extension means the earlier you return your ballot, the better.

Important: In order for mail ballots to count, they must be enclosed in the special secrecy envelope that fits within the regular envelope. (No “naked ballots.”)

If you applied to vote by mail but decide you want to vote in person on Nov. 3 instead, you can bring your ballot to your designated polling place — as well as both envelopes — and hand it to the poll worker. The judge of elections will need to hold up the line and fill out an affidavit, after which you can then step into the voting booth.


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