Mail Ballots, Office Hours, and Dropboxes for 2021 Primary

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The initial mailing of requested ballots for the 2021 Primary and Special Elections is expected to be delivered to the US Postal Service on Monday, April 19th.

The Philadelphia County Board of Elections office in City Hall 140 will open for in-person mail-ballot voting on Monday, April 19th. Voters should enter through the south gate of City Hall. Voters may request a mail-in ballot in-person, receive it, vote, and return it all at the same visit. The City Hall 140 office will be open from 9am to 5pm Monday through Friday.

In-Person Mail-Ballot Voting
City Hall 140 - Enter Through the South Gate
Monday to Friday
9am to 5pm

The County Board of Elections office will not issue replacement ballots to those voters who already have requested an absentee or mail-in ballot until April 26th, in order to avoid duplicating ballots already being delivered in the mail.

14 dropboxes will be opened on Tuesday, April 20th. Voters from any part of the city can return their own voted ballot. These dropboxes are accessible 24/7, and they are located at:

  • City Hall (South Broad Apron): 1400 John F Kennedy Blvd, 19107
  • Riverview Place : 520 N Columbus Blvd, 19123
  • The Eastern State Penitentiary: 2027 Fairmount Ave, 19130
  • Markward Playground: 400 S Taney St, 19146
  • Pelbano Rec. Center: 8101 Bustleton Ave, 19152
  • Ford PAL Rec. Center: 609 Snyder Ave, 19148
  • Smith Playground: 2100 S 24th St, 19145
  • Vogt Rec. Center: 4131 Unruh Ave, 19135
  • Independence Branch Library: 18 S 7th St, 19106
  • Dorothy Emanuel Rec. Center: 8500 Pickering Street, 19150
  • Pleasant Playground: 305 Slocum Street, 19119
  • Shissler: 1800 Blair Street, 19125
  • Chalfont Playground: 4382 Deerpath Lane, 19154
  • Stenton Playground: 4600 N 16th, 19140

Voters may only drop off their own ballot unless the voter is physically unable to personally submit their Absentee or Mail-in Ballot and has designated an agent to deliver their ballot and the completed forms are submitted with the ballot. The Designation and Certification of Agent Forms can be downloaded below.

Designation and Certification of Agent Forms(English)

Designation and Certification of Agent Forms(Spanish)