Voting Info

Election Day: November 7, 2017

Make Sure You're Prepared to Vote - Polls Open at 7 AM and Close at 8 PM

Sample Ballot

Know what to expect when you walk into the booth on November 7th by reviewing the sample ballot. Of course, the two district attorney candidates will be on the ballot.

Some of the Philadelphia judges' races are uncontested. However, there are highly contested Philadelphia and state-wide races that need your vote:

  • District Attorney
  • City Controller
  • State-wide Judicial Races (Commonwealth, Superior, and Supreme Courts)
  • Yes/No Judicial Retention for Judges Already in Office
  • One State-wide Ballot Question
  • One Philadelphia Specific Ballot Question

Download the sample ballot from our site. Or, view it on the Office of Philadelphia Commissioners' website .

Check out our Candidates page to obtain more info about the candidates and ballot questions.

Register to Vote

You can register to vote online or download the form on the VotesPA website .

October 10th was the last day to register or make changes to your registration before the November 7th election. 

Check Your Registration

You can check your registration on the Pennsylvania Department of State website or by calling the Philadelphia Voter Registration Office at 215-686-1590.

Find Your Polling Place

Find your polling place on the City Commissioners website

Obtain an Absentee Ballot

If you're not going to be in Philadelphia or cannot make it to the polls because of an illness, you can apply for an absentee ballot. It is a three step process.
  1. First, you must apply for an absentee ballot.
  2. The City of Philadelphia will mail you a paper ballot to record your votes.
  3. You must return the ballot by the deadline.

Details can be found on the Philadelphia City Commissioners website .