Registering to Vote

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To register to vote in Philadelphia, you must be:

A citizen of the United States for at least one month before the next election.

A resident of Philadelphia and your election district for at least 30 days before the next election.

At least 18 years of age on or before the day of the next election.

Primary Elections: All registered electors are entitled to vote on ballot questions or in special elections held at the same time as primary elections. However, you must be registered in a political party to vote in that party’s primary.

How to Register

Once you know you are eligible to vote, the next step is to register. In Pennsylvania, you can register in person, by mail, and at various government agencies. Below you will find information about how to register, as well as links to voting registration forms and applications.

Register to Vote in Person

You can register to vote at:

The Philadelphia Voter Registration Office

520 N. Columbus Blvd
5th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19123
Mon-Fri, 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

The Philadelphia County Board of Elections
Room 142 City Hall
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Mon-Fri, 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Register to Vote by Mail

You can register to vote by mail in two ways:

1. The City Commissioners and the Philadelphia Voter Registration Office supply Voter Registration Mail Applications to all persons and organizations who request them, including candidates, political parties, political bodies and other federal, state and municipal offices.

Voter Registration Applications are also available at:

  • U.S. Post Offices
  • Philadelphia Public Libraries
  • State Liquor Stores
  • Other State Government Offices

2. Download the Voter Registration Application.  Print, complete, sign and deliver in person or mail to:

520 N. Columbus Blvd
5th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19123
Mon-Fri, 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Register to Vote at PennDOT

You can register to vote at a PA Department of Transportation photo license center when you obtain or update your driver's license.