Mail-in Ballot Info for 2020 General Election

Mail in Ballot Guide from the Philadelphia City Commissioner’s Office:

Philly is opening 17 early voting locations across the city. Here’s where.

  • Citywide early voting locations
  • “City elections officials are set to approve a plan next week to open 15 satellite elections offices — 14 are in public schools, one is in the Liacouras Center at Temple University — where voters can request, receive, fill out, and submit a mail ballot in one stop. People can also visit the offices to register to vote, request a mail ballot to take home and submit later, or to drop off a completed mail ballot.
  • Location in the 170th District: George Washington High School, 10175 Bustleton Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19116 -- Open from 11:30 am to 6:30 pm from Monday through Thursday and from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm Friday through Sunday.

Polling Place Map (Updated Weekly): --

Relevant Points - According to the new PA Supreme Court Decision, “if your ballot is postmarked by Nov. 3, it can be counted if received by 5 p.m. the following Friday, Nov. 6”.

  • Voters must first put their ballot in the “secrecy envelope” for their vote to count!!!!!

  • Residents can turn in their absentee or mail-in ballots in person at their county election office. State law allows voters to drop off their ballots early at their county election office. Each voter taking this option must drop it off in person; ballots turned in by a third party, even a spouse or family member, will be refused. Ballots must be turned in by 8 p.m. Election Day to be counted.

  • Residents can go to their polling place on Election Day and have their absentee or mail-in ballot voided. Voters can bring their absentee or mail-in ballot — complete with both envelopes — to their polling place on Election Day. A poll worker can then void the ballot and let the voter cast a regular ballot.

  • Residents can cast a provisional ballot at their polling place. Provisional ballots serve as an emergency of sorts. A voter who never received their ballot, forgot to mail it in time or misplaced it can go to their polling place on Election Day and request a provisional ballot. These ballots are not counted until the county confirms it did not receive your mail-in or absentee ballot.

  • Residents can cast a provisional ballot at their polling place. Provisional ballots serve as an emergency of sorts. A voter who never received their ballot, forgot to mail it in time or misplaced it can go to their polling place on Election Day and request a provisional ballot. These ballots are not counted until the county confirms it did not receive your mail-in or absentee ballot.

  • Voters who have requested an absentee or mail-in ballot can go to Track Your Ballot to track their ballot online.

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