Meet the Candidates | April 27th, 2021
EMAN and WMAN invite you to Meet the Candidates on April 27th!
The Pennsylvania primary election will take place on May 18th. Candidates will be vying for the follow offices:
- Philadelphia District Attorney
- Philadelphia City Controller
- Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas
- Philadelphia Municipal Court
- Local Board of Elections
- Pennsylvania Supreme Court
- Pennsylvania Superior Court
- Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court
Important Election Info!
Listing of Polling Locations by Ward and Division (as of 10/7/2020) per the City Commissioner’s Website
Please note some divisions have not been confirmed and/or some are subject to change so check the Commissioner’s website before heading to the polls.
|Ward||Div||POLLING PLACE LOCATION||POLLING ADDRESS|
|09||01||GRACE EPIPHANY CHURCH||224 E GOWEN AVE|
|09||02||GRACE EPIPHANY CHURCH||224 E GOWEN AVE|
|09||03||GRACE EPIPHANY CHURCH||224 E GOWEN AVE|
|09||04||CHESTNUT HILL FRIENDS MEETING||20 E MERMAID LN|
|09||05||CHESTNUT HILL FRIENDS MEETING||20 E MERMAID LN|
|09||06||CHESTNUT HILL LIBRARY||8711 GERMANTOWN AVE|
|09||09||ST MARTIN IN THE FIELDS CHURCH||8000 ST MARTINS LN|
|09||10||ST MARTIN IN THE FIELDS CHURCH||8000 ST MARTINS LN|
|09||11||ST MARTIN IN THE FIELDS CHURCH||8000 ST MARTINS LN|
|09||12||LUTHERAN THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY||7301 GERMANTOWN AVE|
|09||13||ACTION KARATE (MOUNT AIRY)||11 W MOUNT AIRY AVE|
|09||14||HENRY HOUSTON SCHOOL||7300 RURAL LN|
|09||15||HENRY HOUSTON SCHOOL||7300 RURAL LN|
|09||16||CHESTNUT HILL APARTMENTS||7800-B STENTON AVE|
|22||01||SUMMIT PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH||6757 GREENE ST|
|22||02||SUMMIT PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH||6757 GREENE ST|
|22||03||UNITARIAN SOCIETY OF GERMANTOWN||6511 LINCOLN DR|
|22||05||SUMMIT PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH||6757 GREENE ST|
|22||07||COMMODORE BARRY IRISH CENTER||6815 EMLEN ST|
|22||09||SEVENTH DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH||200 E CLIVEDEN ST|
|22||11||LOVETT BRANCH LIBRARY||6945 GERMANTOWN AVE|
|22||12||PLEASANT RECREATION CENTER||6757 CHEW AVE|
|22||13||PLEASANT RECREATION CENTER||6757 CHEW AVE|
|22||14||SEVENTH DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH||200 E CLIVEDEN ST|
|22||15||CLIVEDEN HOUSE||6415 MUSGRAVE ST|
|22||16||LOVETT BRANCH LIBRARY||6945 GERMANTOWN AVE|
|22||17||MOUNT AIRY RECREATION CENTER||7001 GERMANTOWN AVE|
|22||18||PLEASANT RECREATION CENTER||6757 CHEW AVE|
|22||19||PLEASANT RECREATION CENTER||6757 CHEW AVE|
|22||20||EMLEN SCHOOL||6501 CHEW AVE|
|22||21||EMLEN SCHOOL||6501 CHEW AVE|
|22||22||EMLEN SCHOOL||6501 CHEW AVE|
|22||23||GERMANTOWN CHRISTIAN ASSEMBLY||610 E MT PLEASANT AVE|
|22||24||GERMANTOWN CHRISTIAN ASSEMBLY||610 E MT PLEASANT AVE|
|22||25||UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CHURCH||6900 STENTON AVE|
|22||26||DARE TO IMAGINE CHURCH||6610 ANDERSON ST|
|22||27||A B DAY SCHOOL||6324 CRITTENDEN ST|
|22||28||A B DAY SCHOOL||6324 CRITTENDEN ST|
|22||29||A B DAY SCHOOL||6324 CRITTENDEN ST|
|A couple of weeks ago I attended State Representative Chris Rabb’s Act 77 – Early Voting Policy Hearing. As we now navigate through this current of climate of social distancing, the new PA legislation allowing the option of early/mail in voting has become even more of a necessity. |
As more of us now consider the option of early/mail in voting we wanted to provide you with information and resources regarding the new provisions to ensure everyone understands how our new early voting legislation works.
At this time, the date of the PA primary election is Tuesday, April 28th. However, in light of COVID-19, consideration is being given to the possibility of postponing the election.
At the time of the hearing there were still some logistical matters that needed to be confirmed both state and city wide. Following are a few takeaways from the hearing. Please note this information is not all inclusive. Please see the resources section below to learn how to get additional official information.
ACT 77 Early Voting Provisions The Voter registration deadline has been reduced from 30 days prior to election to 15 days prior to election.
The last day to register to vote before the upcoming primary is April 13th. Applications must be received (not post marked) by the Voter Registration Office by the deadline.
Voters may register online at www.votesPA.com
Mail in/Early voting hopefully will increase voter “turnout”, allowing people to vote when it’s convenient for them.
PA residents may request a mail in or absentee ballot up to 50 days prior to the election, and as late as 5:00 PM the Tuesday prior to Election Day. Please allow time for the ballot to be mailed to you, so that it can be returned prior to the deadline.
Absentee/Mail In ballots are due to the county board of elections office by 8:00 PM on Election Day. PA residents can apply for early voting in person at the county election office and vote on the same day.Logistical matters to be aware of;Mail In ballots may be requested 50 days (March 10thThe way the act currently reads, early ballots may not be counted until 8PM on Election Day. Measures are being taken to determine if the count can begin earlier in the day, i.e. 12 noon. It is unclear when results would be available.
Once a mail in ballot has been requested, the person is no longer eligible to vote in person at their regular polling location on Election Day, except via provisional ballot. If the voter, never submitted their mail in ballot, they will have two (2) optionsComplete a provisional ballot until status of the mail in ballot has been confirmed; OR hand deliver their ballot to the County Board of Elections by 8:00 PM on election day (April 28th)
Voters may request ballots on line at www.votespa.com
FYI – at this time there is no automatic confirmation that a mail in ballot has been received, however a voter can call the county board of elections to confirm receipt of the ballot.
Phila. County Board of Elections
Room 142, City Hall
Phila. PA 19119
Voter Registration Office
520 N. Columbus Blvd, 5th floor
Phila. PA 19107