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Philadelphia ballot box map for the May 2022 primary

You have until the close of the polls on May 17 to return your ballot.

Mark Henninger / Imagic Digital

April 29, 2022, 12:00 p.m.

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Mail-in ballot boxes are open for the 2022 primary in Philadelphia.

The May 17 election includes contested races for the U.S. Senate, governor of Pennsylvania, numerous seats in the Pennsylvania Legislature, and a special election to replace a convicted council member. There are also several questions about the changes to the city charter. (Stay tuned to The Billy Penn Procrastinator’s Guide for all the details.)

This marks the third year with no-excuse mail-in voting in Pennsylvania. Haven’t applied for yours yet? May 10 is the deadline to do it online.

You can request an absentee ballot in person at Philadelphia City Hall. Registered voters can visit the Board of Elections office in room 140 and apply, vote and return an absentee ballot during the same visit. The office is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday

If you already have your ballot, you can return it to one of 16 drop boxes across the city. You don’t have to find the one for your polling division, but you can’t cast someone else’s ballot for them (unless you complete those paperwork first).

Ballots must be received by election officials by the close of polls: 8 p.m. on Tuesday, May 17.

Each drop off location is monitored with 24 hour security cameras by the City Commissioners Office.

  • City Hall (South Broad section): 1400 John F Kennedy Blvd, 19107
  • Riverview Place (Columbus Boulevard side of building): 520 N. Columbus Blvd., 19123
  • Eastern State Penitentiary: 2027 Fairmount Avenue, 19130
  • Pelbano Recreation Center: 8101 Bustleton Avenue, 19152
  • Ford PAL Recreation Center: 609 Snyder Avenue, 19148
  • Smith Playground: 2100 S 24th St, 19145
  • Vogt Recreation Center: 4131 Unruh Avenue, 19135
  • Independence Branch Library: 18 Ss 7th St., 19106
  • Dorothy Emanuel Rec. Centre: 8500 Pickering Street, 19150
  • Pleasant playground: 305 Slocum Street, 19119
  • Shissler Recreation Center: 1800 Blair Street, 19125
  • Chalfont Playground: 4382 Deerpath Lane, 19154
  • Stenton Playground: 4600 N 16th St., 19140
  • Shepard Recreation Centre: 5700 Haverford Avenue, 19131
  • Kendrick Rec Center: 5800 Ridge Ave., 19128
  • Board of Elections Warehouse: 11411 Roosevelt Blvd., 19154