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Map: Philly election offices where voters can register, request a mail ballot, and drop it off

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The satellite locations are not polling places, but they offer lots of early-access voter services.

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Philadelphia voters can visit satellite election offices across the city to cast their votes early in the 2020 general election.

They’re mostly located inside public schools, and will be 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, Saturday and Sunday. Find a list and map of the locations below.

When you visit, you can do any or all of the following, all in one trip:

  • Register to vote
  • Apply for and get approved for a mail ballot
  • Request a new mail ballot if yours hasn’t arrived yet
  • 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

The City Commissioners hope to eventually open 15 of these sites, which are essentially one-stop shops offering all the services available at the two regular board of election offices. Voters can visit any of the locations; you don’t need to find the one nearest your home address. You can request or return a mail ballot at these locations through 5 p.m. on Oct. 27.

Six satellites plus the City Hall office opened Tuesday, Sept. 29. One more opened on Friday, Oct. 9. The others will open in stages, as the City Commissioners work out staffing.

They’re 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 on Nov. 3.

It’s still unclear if the city will set up separate ballot drop boxes, like the ones used during the June 2020 primary


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Check the map and table below for address details. The larger green checkmarks represent the locations that are already open..

Location Address Open date (if known)
City Hall Room 140 1400 John F Kennedy Blvd, 19107 Sept. 29
Riverview Place, 1st Floor 520 N Columbus Blvd, 19123
George Washington High School 10175 Bustleton Ave, 19116 Sept. 29
Joseph H. Brown School 3600 Stanwood St, 19136
Harding Middle School 2000 Wakeling Street, 19124
J Hampton Moore School 6900 Summerdale Ave, 19111
The Liacouras Center 1776 N Broad St, 19121 Sept. 29
A. B. Day School 6324 Crittenden St, 19138
Roxborough High School 6498 Ridge Ave, 19128 Sept. 29
Mastbaum High School 3116 Frankford Ave, 19134
Creative And Performing Arts 901 S Broad St, 19147 Oct. 9
Tilden Middle School 6601 Elmwood Ave, 19142 Sept. 29
Feltonville Intermediate School 238 E Wyoming Ave, 19120
Julia De Burgos Elementary 401 W Lehigh Ave, 19133 Sept. 29
Julia Ward Howe School 5800 N 13Th St, 19141
Alain Locke School 4550 Haverford Ave, 19139
Overbrook Elementary School 2032 N 62Nd St, 19151 Sept. 29

About 270,000 Philadelphia voters have applied for mail-in ballots to date. The deadline for the city to them has been extended to 5 p.m. on Nov. 6, the Friday following Election Day, for any ballots sent through the mail on or before Nov. 3.

Important: In order for mail ballots to count, they must be enclosed in a the special secrecy envelope that fits within the regular envelope.

If you applied to vote by mail but decide you want to vote in person on Nov. 3 instead, you can bring your unmarked ballot to your designated polling place, hand it over to the poll worker, and then step into the voting booth. This option was codified in Act 12, the Pa. Legislature voting amendment from March that legalized no-excuse mail ballots, among other changes.

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