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Mail ballot drop boxes are open for the 2022 primary in Philadelphia.

The May 17 election features contested races for U.S. Senate, Pennsylvania governor, many seats in the Pa. Legislature, and a special election to replace a convicted councilmember.  There are also several questions about changes to the city charter. (Stay tuned for the Billy Penn Procrastinator’s Guide for all the details.)

This marks the third year with no-excuse mail voting in Pennsylvania. Haven’t applied for yours yet? May 10 is the deadline to do it online.

You can request a mail ballot in person at Philadelphia City Hall. Registered voters can go to the Board of Elections office in Room 140 and apply, vote on, and return a mail ballot all in the same visit. The office is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday

If you already have your ballot, you can return it at one of 16 drop boxes across the city. You don’t have to find the one in your voting division, but you can’t drop off someone else’s ballot for them (unless you fill out this paperwork first).

Ballots must be received by election officials by the time the polls close: 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 17.

Ballot drop boxes accessible 24/7

Each drop-off location is monitored by round-the-clock security cameras, per the Office of City Commissioners. 

  • City Hall (South Broad apron): 1400 John F Kennedy Blvd, 19107
  • Riverview Place (Columbus Boulevard side of the building): 520 N. Columbus Blvd., 19123
  • Eastern State Penitentiary: 2027 Fairmount Ave., 19130
  • Pelbano Rec Center: 8101 Bustleton Ave., 19152
  • Ford PAL Rec Center: 609 Snyder Ave., 19148
  • Smith Playground: 2100 S 24th St, 19145
  • Vogt Rec Center: 4131 Unruh Ave., 19135
  • Independence Branch Library: 18 Ss 7th St., 19106
  • Dorothy Emanuel Rec. Center: 8500 Pickering St., 19150
  • Pleasant Playground: 305 Slocum St., 19119
  • Shissler Rec Center: 1800 Blair St., 19125
  • Chalfont Playground: 4382 Deerpath Lane, 19154
  • Stenton Playground: 4600 N 16th St., 19140
  • Shepard Rec Center: 5700 Haverford Ave., 19131
  • Kendrick Rec Center: 5800 Ridge Ave., 19128
  • Board of Elections warehouse: 11411 Roosevelt Blvd., 19154