Vitally important election for PA citizens on November 8
Southwest voters can assure our state provides improved health and schooling, secure and affordable homes, fair elections, justice in our courts. What it requires is every eligible voter be properly registered and turn out for the General Election on November 8, 2022.
October 24 is the deadline to complete that registration. Being eligible to vote means you are:
– A US citizen who is 18 years of age on or before November 18
– A resident citizen in your voting district for 30 days before the election
All the necessary steps and registration application forms are available online at the State’s voter service website:
If you don’t have a printer, voter registration applications are also available at the U.S. Post Office, Philadelphia public libraries and, funny enough, state liquor stores.
Or residents can phone the County Board of Elections at City Hall for information or to have voter registration forms mailed to them: 215-686-3469
Persons wishing to register in person may go to:
County Board of Elections City Hall 1400 John F Kennedy Blvd, Rm 142
Voter Registration Office, 520 N Columbus Blvd., 5th Floor; ZIP: 19123
You may check your voter registration status by calling the Philadelphia Voter Registration Office at 215-686-1500. If you need to change your registration information online, click “Change of Name” or “Change of Address” on question No. 3 to be sent in the right direction. Question No. 10 on the printed-out form also gives you a chance to enter a new name and/or address.
When you are successfully registered, you’ll receive a voter registration card in the mail, which details the address of your polling place. That should take about 14 days
The actual voting process officially begins in September. If you have signed up for continuing Mail-in Ballots, they should begin arriving sometime around then, though they are often late by a week or two. November 1 is the last day to request a mail-in or absentee ballot for this year’s general election.
No printer? Voter registration applications are also available at the U.S. Post Office, Philadelphia public libraries and, funny enough, state liquor stores.
Keep your eyes open for local organizations manning voter registration drives near busy areas near you like groceries and public parks. These folks will have all the tools on hand to assist with the registration process – but remember to have a valid PA ID o
If you are on active duty in the military, or you are a hospitalized or bedridden veteran, you can register at any time. See www.fvap.gov for more information.
(Information for this article was obtained from the Votes PA and Philadelphia Votes websites)._