September 29, 2020
UPDATE: All 17 satellite voting locations that will be opened by Philadelphia prior to the Nov. 3 election are now included below. The remaining eight additional early voting locations were added Saturday.
Three additional early voting locations - J Hampton Moore School, Julia Ward Howe School and Alain Locke School - and five locations exclusively for returning completed ballots - Riverview Place, Joseph H. Brown School, Harding Middle School, Mastbaum High School, and Feltonville Intermediate School - were added.
All locations will be opened by Monday, Oct. 19.
Philadelphia voters can begin utilizing the city's new satellite election offices to submit mail-in ballots for the 2020 general election.
The first nine offices already have opened at locations across the city. Another 10 satellite election offices will open on a rolling basis once more staffing is trained, the city commissioners said.
The offices allow residents to register to vote and request, receive, complete and submit a mail-in ballot – all in one visit. Voters also will be able to drop off completed ballots ahead of the Nov. 3 election.
To avoid duplicating ballots, the offices will not issue replacement ballots to voters who already have requested an absentee or mail-in ballot until Oct. 6. After this date, voters who have not received a requested mail-in ballot may go to the satellite locations to request another that will replace their existing ballot request by mail.
The deadline to request a mail-in or absentee ballot is October 27th.
Philadelphia's early voting locations will be open 11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday through Sunday. They will remain open through Election Day.
The offices are being funded by a $10 million grant from the nonpartisan Center for Tech and Civic Life. The grant also is allowing the city commissioners to purchase more than $5 million of equipment to send, process and count mail-in ballots quickly and accurately. The funding will provide additional pay for poll workers and extra cleaning at poll places.
Satellite voting offices:
• City Hall Room 140, 1400 John F. Kennedy Blvd.
• George Washington High School, 10175 Bustleton Ave.
• The Liacouras Center, 1776 N. Broad St.
• Roxborough High School, 6498 Ridge Ave.
• Tilden Middle School, 6601 Elmwood Ave.
• Philadelphia High School for the Creative and Performing Arts, 901 S. Broad St.
• A.B. Day School, 6324 Crittendon St.
• Julia De Burgos Elementary, 401 W. Lehigh Ave.
• Overbrook Elementary School, 2032 N. 62nd St.
• J Hampton Moore School, 6900 Summerdale Ave.
• Julia Ward Howe School, 5800 N 13th St.
• Alain Locke School, 4550 Haverford Ave.
Ballot drop-off locations:
• Riverview Place, 1st Floor, 520 N Columbus Blvd.
• Joseph H. Brown School, 3600 Stanwood St.
• Harding Middle School, 2000 Wakeling St.
• Mastbaum High School, 3116 Frankford Ave.
• Feltonville Intermediate School, 238 E. Wyoming Ave.
Opening dates for eight additional locations planned by city commissioners will be announced as staffing becomes available.
In addition to the ballot drop boxes at Philadelphia's satellite election offices, voters who have completed their mail-in ballots can drop them off at the city's Voter Registration Office, located at 520 N. Columbus Boulevard.
An updated map of the city's satellite election offices and ballot drop-off boxes can be found here.