Voting Resources

The upcoming Philadelphia Mayora election is in November and every vote counts! We have pulled together resources that will help with everything from registering, what are some of the issues that will be affected by this election and who are the candidates running for election. Check this page frequently for updates on events, important dates and candidate information.

Important Deadlines - Philadelphia Mayoral Election

October 31st - the last day to apply for mail-in or civillian absentee ballot for the Mayoral Election

To apply for the mail-in or civillian absentee ballot or check your application status, click here.

November 7th - Election Day and last day for the County Board of Elections to receive mail-in or absentee ballots

Find your polling place

Not sure exactly where to vote. Need information about accessiblity requirements? Click here to locate and learn about your polling place.

Need assistance with voting?

Voters with disabilities have several choices on how to vote. To learn more about those choices and available help, click here.

Why vote?

In Philadelphia, 17% of all residents identify as having a disability. That is roughly 250,000 people. Civic engagement is critical to the rights of the disability community.

The history

The history of voting in this country is powerful! As the constitution did not explicitly say who could vote, we know that disenfranchisment excluded many groups from this right. The struggle for widespread voting rights has continued through the late 20th century. Additionally, many elections were won by very narrow margins, demonstrating the impact of every vote. Check out this article by National Geographic to learn more.

The Disability Community

  • In the United States, one in five people has a disability, however the disability community has often been overlooked. Additionally, the ADA has been weaponized to close polling locations for failure to meet ADA compliance. The disability community is a powerful voice that is gaining force in the elections. In 2020, 62% of disability community voted, up from 56% in 2016. Learn more about how voting rights and disability rights are intersecting in a powerful collaboration of access, equity and inclusion in this article from the Ford Foundation.

Get informed for the upcoming election

Who are the candidates for judges in Pennsylvania in 2023? Click here to learn more.

What makes Philadelphia safe? Read an article from The Trace about getting answers about gun violence from the candidates here.

The Committee of Seventy has created a nonpartisan voter guide to help you get prepared by learning about the canditates and making a plan to vote. Find the guide here.

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