Here Are All the Places You Can Drop Off Your Mail-In Ballot
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Philadelphia area voters concerned that their mail-in ballots won’t arrive at their county election office by the deadline now have lots of other options. Mail-in ballots can instead be dropped off at numerous locations throughout Southeastern Pennsylvania.
Before measures to combat COVID-19 were put into place, the state had already decided to give all voters the option to vote by mail. In the wake of the pandemic, the response from voters was overwhelming, testing local election offices’ ability to meet the demand. Now, many voters are concerned their ballots won’t make it to the election office by the deadline, especially considering recent issues with the U.S. Postal Service. The deadline for ballots to be received by election offices — either via mail or in-person delivery — is strict: June 2nd at 8 p.m. (Voters choosing to hand-deliver their ballots are required to do so themselves, meaning you can’t give your ballot to a friend or family member to drop off.) Any ballot received after the deadline won’t be counted, even if it was postmarked before the deadline.
To help ease the strain on the system, Philly’s election officials are partnering with the Committee of Seventy, a nonpartisan good-government organization, to provide mobile drop-off locations.
“Establishing convenient, secure drop-off locations could absolutely improve voters’ confidence in the process,” says David Thornburgh, president of the Committee of Seventy. “It removes any anxiety they might have about the USPS.”
In the three days leading up to Election Day, the Committee of Seventy’s mobile Voteswagon will be making stops throughout the city to collect ballots.
The city is also opening 10 sites — in addition to its election office — where voters can drop off ballots between 7 a.m. and 8 p.m. on Election Day.
Montgomery, Bucks, Delaware and Chester counties are also providing drop-off locations in addition to their main election offices.
Here are, as of press time, all of the locations in the five-county area where you can drop off your mail-in ballot. (Check here as more may be added.)
- Lower Bucks Government Services Center, 7321 New Falls Road, Levittown
- Bucks County Administration Building, 55 East Court Street, Doylestown
- Upper Bucks Government Services Center, 261 California Road, Quakertown
(Each location is open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 30th, Sunday, May 31st, and Monday, June 1st.)
- Outside the County Government Building, 601 Westtown Road, West Chester (accessible 24 hours a day)
- Delaware County Government Center, 201 West Front Street, Media (9 a.m. to 2 p.m on Saturday May 30th and 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, June 2nd)
- 1 Montgomery Plaza, 425 Swede Street, Norristown (7 a.m. to 8 p.m. through Tuesday, June 2nd)
- Green Lane Park, 2144 Snyder Road, Green Lane (9 a.m. to 2 p.m. through Monday, June 1st; 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, June 2nd)
- Montgomery County Community Connections Office, 421 West Main Street, Lansdale (9 a.m. to 2 p.m, Saturday and Sunday, May 30th and 31st; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday, June 1st; and 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Tuesday, June 2nd)
- Montgomery County Community College Pottstown Campus, 101 College Drive-South Hall, Pottstown (9 a.m. to 2 p.m, Saturday and Sunday, May 30th and 31st; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday, June 1st; and 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Tuesday, June 2nd)
- Eastern Courthouse Annex, 102 North York Road, Willow Grove (9 a.m. to 2 p.m, Saturday and Sunday, May 30th and 31st; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday, June 1st; and 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Tuesday, June 2nd)
Saturday, May 30th
- Boys Latin of Philadelphia Charter High School, 5501 Cedar Avenue, Philadelphia (9 a.m. to 11 a.m.)
- John Bartram High School, 2401 South 67th Street, Philadelphia (noon to 2 p.m.)
- South Philadelphia High School, 2101 South Broad Street, Philadelphia (3 p.m. to 5 p.m.)
Sunday, May 31st
- George Washington High School, 10175 Bustleton Avenue, Philadelphia (8 a.m. to 10 a.m.)
- Rising Sun Plaza Shopping Center, Rising Sun & Adams avenues, Philadelphia (11 a.m. to 1 p.m.)
- 25th District PAL Center, 3199 D Street, Philadelphia (2 p.m. to 4 p.m.)
- Fishtown Crossing Center, 2401 Aramingo Avenue, Philadelphia (5 p.m. to 7 p.m.)
Monday, June 1st
- Shawmont Elementary School, 535 Shawmont Avenue, Philadelphia (9 a.m. to 11 a.m.)
- Central High School, 1700 West Olney Avenue, Philadelphia (noon to 2 p.m.)
- Tanner Duckrey Public School, 1502 West Diamond Street, Philadelphia (3 p.m. to 5 p.m.)
Tuesday, June 2nd
(Each location open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.)
- Philadelphia City Commissioner’s Office, 520 North Columbus Boulevard, 19123
- Tilden Middle School, 6601 Elmwood Avenue, 19142
- Lucien Blackwell Library, 52nd and Sansom Streets, 19139
- Hillside Recreation Center, 203 Fountain Street, 19128
- Council President’s District Office, 2815 Ridge Avenue, Ste B, 19121
- Councilperson Henon’s District Office, 6730 Torresdale Avenue, 19135
- Harrowgate PAL Center, 851 East Tioga Street, 19134
- Councilperson Bass District Office, 4439A Germantown Avenue, 19144
- West Oak Lane Library, 2000 Washington Lane, 19138
- Wadsworth Library, 1500 Wadsworth Avenue, 19150
- Councilperson O’Neill’s District Office, Bustleton Ave and Bowler Streets, 19115