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It’s time to return your mail-in ballot!

UPDATED 10/29/20

Why is it important to vote in the 2020 presidential election?

Not only do we decide on the next president in the 2020 election on Tuesday, November 3, but a number of state offices are up for election this year. In Pennsylvania, the offices of the Attorney General, Auditor General, Treasurer, and seats for Pennsylvania State Senators and Pennsylvania House of Representatives are all on the ballot.

For more information or questions about city offices up for election, visit philadelphiavotes.com/

How do I return my mail-in ballot?

Please note: The deadlines to register to vote in the 2020 general election and to request a mail-in ballot have passed. If you requested a mail-in ballot before the Oct. 27 deadline and have not received it, contact the Philadelphia County Board of Elections at 215-686-3469.

Once you receive your mail-in ballot, fill it out as soon as possible. Ballots can be mailed through the United States post office or hand-delivered to the following locations. NOTE: Officials are now urging voters who have not yet returned their ballots to hand-deliver them as soon as possible to ensure they are counted. Ballots can be hand-delivered to:

Mail-in ballots must be returned by mail or in-person at an official drop-off location. If you are returning your ballot in-person, it must be dropped off no later than 8 p.m. on Tuesday, November 3. Ballots that aren’t dropped off by this date and time will not be counted.

For questions on where to return your ballot, contact the Philadelphia County Board of Elections at 215-686-3469.

Where to go to vote in-person?

To find the polling place in your district, the Office of Philadelphia City Commissioners has created an interactive map for voters. Determine where you would go to cast your vote on November 3 by clicking here.

Additionally, as polling place locations are still being determined, it’s suggested that voters verify their official, up-to-date polling place location before heading to the polls by contacting the Philadelphia Voter Registration Office at 215-686-1590.