How Do I Know Where to Vote?

Part of our Election Day guide to doing your patriotic responsibility.

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If you’re a longtime Philadelphian, you might already think you know where to vote — the same place you did in the last election, and the election before that. But it’s always wise to check beforehand if that’s really the case: Polling places can move between elections, leaving voters confused and lost — and without a second chance to make your voice heard.

For folks online, probably the easiest way to determine your polling place is to go to the voting app at the Office of Philadelphia City Commissioners website. Enter your street address and you’ll be shown a map depicting your voting precinct and the precise location of your polling place. A column on the left-hand side of the page should also name the location and its address, and let you know whether it’s accessible to people with disabilities. The graphic above shows what, roughly, your map should look like.

(All this, of course, assumes you’re registered to vote.)

You can also find your polling place by getting in contact with either of the two offices listed below:

Philadelphia Voter Registration Office
520 N. Columbus Blvd., 5th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19123
215-686-1590

Or:

Philadelphia County Board of Elections
City Hall, Room 142
1400 John F. Kennedy Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA 19107
215-686-3469

And if you still have problems: Call the Committee of Seventy’s election hotline at 1-855-SEVENTY.