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Voter Update Nov 2 Election
By Linda Katz
Posted on 10/3/2021 11:24 AM

If you requested a mail-in ballot
     You should soon receive an email from “” telling you 

“Your ballot is almost ready, and it is being prepared for mailing. If you do not receive your ballot within 7 days, please contact your county election office.

If you have questions concerning your ballot, please contact PHILADELPHIA County at (215) 686-1590.

Thank you.”
     PLEASE remember that it will take 5 days (according to PostMaster Louis DeJoy) for your vote to reach it’s destination.

Mail Ballots, Office Hours, and Dropboxes for 2021 General

The initial mailing of requested ballots for the 2021 General and Special Elections will be mailed out on September 30, 2021 and will continue until all ballots are mailed out.

The Philadelphia County Board of Elections office in City Hall 140 will open for in-person mail-ballot voting on September 30th. Voters should enter through the south gate of City Hall. Voters may request a mail-in ballot in-person, receive it, vote, and return it all at the same visit. The City Hall 140 office will be open from 9am to 5pm Monday through Friday.

In-Person Mail-Ballot Voting
City Hall 140 - Enter Through the South Gate 
Monday to Friday 
9am to 5pm

The County Board of Elections office will not issue replacement ballots to those voters who already have requested an absentee or mail-in ballot until October 7th, in order to avoid duplicating ballots already being delivered in the mail.

13 dropboxes will be opened on October 1st. Voters from any part of the city can return their own voted ballot. These dropboxes are accessible 24/7, and they are located at:

  • City Hall (South Broad Apron): 1400 John F Kennedy Blvd, 19107
  • Riverview Place : 520 N Columbus Blvd, 19123 
  • The Eastern State Penitentiary2027 Fairmount Ave, 19130
  • Markward Playground400 S Taney St, 19146 (Temporarily closed due to construction)
  • Pelbano Rec. Center: 8101 Bustleton Ave, 19152
  • Ford PAL Rec. Center: 609 Snyder Ave, 19148
  • Smith Playground2100 S 24th St, 19145
  • Vogt Rec. Center: 4131 Unruh Ave, 19135
  • Independence Branch Library18 S 7th St, 19106
  • Dorothy Emanuel Rec. Center: 8500 Pickering Street, 19150
  • Pleasant Playground305 Slocum Street, 19119
  • Shissler1800 Blair Street, 19125
  • Chalfont Playground4382 Deerpath Lane, 19154
  • Stenton Playground: 4600 N 16th, 19140

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 below.

Designation and Certification of Agent Forms(English)

Designation and Certification of Agent Forms(Spanish)