Municipal Primary

5/18/2021
Polls open 7am-8pm.

27 DAYS

City Commissioners Post-Election Procedures

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For the November 3, 2020 General Election, the Board of Elections has received a large number of absentee and mail-in ballots. In order to efficiently process these ballots, the Board has approved detailed procedures to complete the absentee and mail-in ballot pre-canvas and canvass, as well as voting machine ballot canvass in accordance with the Election Code.

Covered procedures include instructions for:

  • Absentee and mail-in ballot receipt and sorting
  • Absentee and mail-in ballot pre-canvas and canvass procedures
  • Voting machine pre-canvass ballot procedures
  • Pre-canvas and canvass observers

Reporting Results

Below is an anticipated timeline for the posting of results. Please note, this timeline is tentative. Results will be uploaded to results.philadelphiavotes.com.

To the best of their ability, the staff shall post results of absentee and mail-in ballots scanned on Election Day with the first results posted after polls close at 8 p.m. and after the last voting machine results of the night.

To the best of their ability, the staff will post absentee and mail-in ballot results on November 4 between:

  • 9:30 a.m. - 10 a.m.
  • 3:30 p.m. - 4 p.m.
  • 9:30 p.m. - 10 p.m.

To the best of their ability, the staff will on subsequent days post results at least twice daily at times determined by the Deputy City Commissioners.

The complete post-election procedures can be viewed here.

Additional procedures were developed and approved for absentee and mail-in ballot/application challenges.