Help bring progressive reform to Philadelphia: Vote!

Use the tools below to make sure you're ready to vote.
You must have registered to vote in Philadelphia by October 10th
to vote in the municipal election on Tuesday November 7th.

Note to students: You can still vote in the primary even if you're not on campus on election day.
Just follow the instructions under "Request an absentee ballot" below.

How to register

Register to vote

  • If you need to register to vote or change your registration, go to the PA Voter Services website here.
  • You can also text the word “PA” to “2Vote” (28683) on your smartphone and receive a link with direct access to the registration application, registration status check, and your polling place locator.

Check your registration status

  • Check the status of your voter registration here.
  • You must be registered to vote in Philadelphia County by October 10th to vote in the municipal election on Tuesday, November 7th, 2017.

How to vote

Request an absentee ballot

You may be eligible for an absentee ballot if you are:

  • Expected to be absent from Philadelphia County on the day of the coming election because of occupation, business, or duties (including leaves of absence for teaching, vacations, and sabbatical leaves);
  • Away from home at school, college, or university;
  • Unable to go to the polls because of illness or disability;
  • A person who is or may be in the military service of the United States;
  • Observing a religious holiday;
  • A Philadelphia county employee with duties on Election Day related to conducting the election.

To request an absentee ballot, print and fill out this form and mail it to:

Philadelphia County Board of Elections
City Hall Room 142
1400 John F. Kennedy Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA 19107


To apply: Oct 31, 5pm (received)
To turn ballot in: Nov 3, 5pm (received)

Find your polling place

To vote in person on election day, you'll need to know where your neighborhood polling place is.

If you need help with any of these items, please get in touch with us through our contact page.