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Polling Place Accessibility


In accordance with Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and the Voter Accessibility for the Elderly and Handicapped Act of 1984, the City of Philadelphia does not discriminate against people with disabilities in providing access to its election process. According to these federal laws, the City of Philadelphia is required to ensure that its election process as a whole is accessible to people with disabilities in all elections. This means that polling places shall be accessible to people with disabilities to the extent that accessible locations are available within each election district.

The City Commissioners designates and lists polling place accessibility in varying degrees. Polling places that fully meet all federal and state criteria are designated with an “F” for fully accessible building and an “H” for handicapped parking. If a polling place location does not fully meet these federal and state criteria but provides relative accessibility with minor assistance in entry then that location will be designated with a “B” for substantial accessibility. If a fully accessible location, that meets all federal and state criteria (designated as “FH”), is not available for a polling place in your election division, voting accessibility will be provided through the use of an Alternative Ballot in accordance with directives issued by the Secretary of the Commonwealth. If you are a registered voter who is disabled or age 65 or older and who is not assigned to a polling place that has been designated as “FH”, you are qualified to vote using an Alternative Ballot.


Voters who live in any division not listed below and who are 65 or older or physically disabled may obtain an alternative ballot from the County Board of Elections. Visit the Vote by Mail page for more info!


Ward Division Address Location
3 19 5845 Catharine St. Caring People Alliance (Former Sharon Bapt. Community Ctr)
5 15, 20 1039 N. Lawrence St. St. John Neumann Center
6 2 4400 Fairmount Ave. Angela Court Nursing Home
6 6, 16 761 N. 47th St. Lucien E. Blackwell Community Ctr
6 11 4035 Parrish St. Sarah Allen Senior Housing
7 8, 9 4261 N. 5th St. Nueva Esperanza Building
7 13, 17 200 E Somerset St. Somerset Villas
8 25 2 Franklin Town Blvd. Fountain View at Logan Square
8 30 17th St., South of Spring Garden St. Community College of Phila. (Winnet Building)
9 4, 5, 17 20 E Mermaid Lane Chestnut Hill Friends Meeting
9 12 7301 Germantown Ave. Lutheran Theological Seminary
13 6, 7, 8 4340 Germantown Ave. Nicetown Court
13 19 2201 W. Venango St. Plymouth Hall
14 5 1100 Fairmount Ave. Gladys Jacobs Apartments
14 8 1100 Poplar St. John F Street Community Center
17 1, 2, 3, 4, 12 6401 Ogontz Ave. Mt Airy Church of God in Christ
18 1, 2 1340 Frankford Ave. Lutheran Settlement House
19 2, 3, 4 3300 N. 3rd St. Munoz Marin School
19 6, 7 2800 N. American St. Congreso Edu. & Training Ctr.
19 11, 19 2400 N. Front St. Hunter School
20 2, 3, 4, 11 1601 N. 12th St. Bright Hope Baptist Church
22 3 6511 Lincoln Dr. Unitarian Society of Germantown
27 2 4400 Baltimore Ave. HMS School
29 4, 7 1515 N. 24TH St. Sharswood Tower
44 7, 18 616 N. 52nd St. Stephen Gold Residences
44 8 4901 Chestnut St. West Phila. High School
47 2, 3, 12 1410 N. 16th St. Beckett Gardens Community Center
48 7, 22 2627 Mifflin St. St. John Neumann Place II
49 8 6926 Old York Rd. PASSi – Evergreen Center
50 9, 21 915 E. Gowen St. Presbytery of Philadelphia
50 16, 20, 24, 30 7401 Limekiln Pk. Masjidullah Mosque
52 3 3900 City Ave. Presidential City Apartments- Jefferson Building
52 11, 12 2600 Belmont Ave. Inglis House
52 22, 23 1717 N. 54th St. Wynnefield Place
54 8, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22 7001 Horrocks St. Solis Cohen School
56 29, 30, 31, 39, 41 9151 Old Newtown Rd. American Legion Post 810
56 35 1915 Welsh Rd. Supportive Behavioral Health Resources
57 3, 13, 14, 17, 18, 28 8724 Crispin St. Pennypack Woods Home Association
58 5, 21 13500 Philmont Ave. Calvary Chapel
58 9, 13, 17 608 Welsh Rd. St. Thomas Syro Malabar Church
58 19 9896 Bustleton Ave. Paul’s Run Retirement Community
59 20 633 W. Rittenhouse St. Rittenhouse Hill Apartments
59 25 6300 Greene St. Wesley Enhanced Living at Stapeley
60 1, 2, 8, 12, 23 4901 Chestnut St. West Phila. High School
60 4, 6 5429 Chestnut St. Holmes Senior Apartments
61 22 6926 Old York Rd. PASSi – Evergreen Center
63 2 7902 Oxford Ave. Memorial Presbyterian Church
63 7 8580 Verree Rd. Lafayette Redeemer Health

An Alternative Ballot may be obtained for any election, upon your advance request on an Alternative Ballot Application. In Philadelphia, an application for an Alternative Ballot can be made on the regular Absentee Ballot Application by checking the box for “Handicapped or 65 years or older and who is assigned to an inaccessible polling place”. The applications may be obtained at the County Board of Elections in Room 142, City Hall or by contacting (215) 686-3469 VOICE, or TTY/TDD through the Hamilton Relay System. TDD users may utilize this service by calling 1-800-654-5984 and telling the communications assistant they want to speak to the Pennsylvania Bureau of Elections at (717) 787-5280.

Alternative Ballot Applications by mail must be submitted to the County Board of Elections not later than 7 days before the election. Alternative Ballots must be returned to the County Board of Elections no later than the close of the polls, at 8:00 P.M. on Election Day. Additionally, registered electors with disabilities may apply for an Emergency Alternative Ballot Application and cast their ballot in person at the County Board of Election, in Room 142, City Hall, up to the close of the polls on Election Day. In addition, the City shall provide registration materials in large print at each registration facility and voting instructions in large print at each polling place.

Should you have any questions about your rights, or the City’s obligations under these laws, or if you need assistance in determining if your polling place fully meets federal and state criteria, please contact the Accessibility Compliance Office, or the County Board of Elections.

City Commissioner’s Office
City Hall, Philadelphia, PA 19107
County Board of Elections
City Hall, Room 142
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Accessibility Compliance Office
1401 JFK Blvd, MSB 10th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19102-1677