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How to Register

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 old by the date of the next election.

Eligible citizens must submit a voter registration application to get registered. These applications must be received by the City Commissioners Office no later than 15 days before the next election

Have you recently moved out of state? You can cancel your registration today!
Register to Vote Online

You can register to vote using the PA State Department’s online application. Before starting, get your Pennsylvania driver’s license or PennDOT ID card. If you don’t have one, you can still use the online form.

Register to Vote in Person
You can register to vote at Philadelphia County Election Offices:
Voter Registration Office
520 N Columbus Blvd,
5th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19123
Enter through the Spring Garden St. entrance
(215) 686-1590
Philadelphia County Board of Elections
City Hall, Room 142
1400 JFK Blvd
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Enter through the East or South portals
(215) 686-3469
Voter ID cards can only be printed on-demand at our Columbus Blvd site.
Voter Registration Applications are also available at:
  • U.S. Post Offices
  • Philadelphia Public Libraries
  • State Liquor Stores
  • Other State Government Offices
Did you know? You can also register to vote at a PennDOT photo license center when you get or update your driver’s license.
The City Commissioners Office will send Applications to anyone who request them. Call (215) 686-1590 to request one today!
Unsure if you’re eligible to vote because of a past with the criminal justice system? Learn about the rights of convicted felons & misdemeanants and pre-trial detainees!

Register to Vote by Mail
Download an application and mail it to:
Voter Registration Office
520 N Columbus Blvd, 5th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19123

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For more information on voter registration, visit the PA State Department