This year’s vote for Governor pivotal for voting rights
This year’s national election is vitally important to all Southwest Philadelphia residents. Your vote will help assure that your family, friends, and neighbors will keep their right to vote – for many years to come.
But residents must be properly registered to vote in this election:
Not Yet Registered: Residents of Pennsylvania for (more than 30 days) who are citizens (more than 30 days) and 18 years of age or older can register in four easy ways:
1. By mail: Phone the Phila. County Board of Elections at 215-686-3469 for an application form or download the form from the internet. Fill it out and send to the Board at 142 City Hall, 1400 JFK Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19107.
2. In person at the Phila. County Board of Elections at City Hall, or PennDOT locations or some other government agencies.
3. On-line: For complete information, visit www.vote.pa.gov/Register-to-Vote
4. Other Registration Locations: PennDOT offices and other official city location also have voter registration materials.
Already Registered: Voters who believe they are already registered should check to make sure that their voter information is correct and up to date. It is as easy as a phone call to (215) 686-1590 during normal office hours.
Or, if you have access to the internet, it takes about 30 seconds to assure your voting status is right – much better that to arrive at a polling place and find your name isn’t on the list. The email address for “Vote.org” is:
Returned or Presently Incarcerated Citizens: Most persons in or released from prison are eligible to vote. Those presently incarcerated can make arrangements for Mail-in voting.
Mail-In Voting: November 1 is the deadline for requesting the handy Mail-in ballots. They must be mailed before Election Day
Election Day – November 8: In person voting at your designated polling place. Make plans now to be there yourself and help friends, relatives and neighbors to get to the polls.Sign up to be a Poll Worker: Elections would be impossible without the hard work of poll workers throughout the Commonwealth. In fact, more than 40,000 poll workers are needed twice a year, every year, to staff the polls across Pennsylvania. There is still time to sign up to be a poll worker for the upcoming election. If you are able to work the polls on November 8th, please consider signing up today!