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Department of External Affairs
Free Library of Philadelphia
1901 Vine Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103-1189
(215) 567-7710
FAX (215) 567-7850
Contact: Communications and Development
For Release: Immediately
Contact: Communications and Development

Free Library Offering Voter Resources

PHILADELPHIA, October 5, 2020—As residents prepare to vote in the 2020 General Election, the Free Library of Philadelphia is offering a slate of voter and civic education resources.

“We strive to equip citizens with the information they need to register to vote and to cast their ballot during every election season,” said Leslie M. Walker, Interim Director of the Free Library. “Many of our neighborhood libraries serve as polling locations, and we value our role in the electoral process as a place of trust among Philadelphia residents.”

Voter registration forms are available at all library locations that currently have materials pickup or in-person services available. The Library also has a slate of resources available online, including links and descriptions to where you can register to vote, request a mail-in ballot, or learn more about the electoral process and the candidates.

Those who want to keep up-to-date with the latest news on elections can also access online databases, including editions of The Philadelphia Inquirer and The New York Times.

The Free Library will also be hosting a number of virtual programs around the 2020 General Election. The Division of Cultural and Civic Engagement will host two voter information webinars for the public on October 6 and October 20. These sessions, organized in partnership with the Committee of Seventy, will cover mail-in voting, election security, and making a plan to vote, among other topics. 

Another event, part of the Library’s Hear Me Out series, will take place October 27 at 5:30 p.m., and will focus on Pennsylvanians relationship with elections. The session titled “Does My Vote Count?” will explore personal and familial experiences with voting as it relates to trust in the voting system. All Hear Me Out virtual events are free and open to any Pennsylvania resident.

“The Library is a place where voters from Philadelphia and across the state can find trustworthy information and common ground to discuss the topics at the forefront of their minds during election season,” said Andrew Nurkin, Deputy Director of Enrichment and Civic Engagement.


Department of External Affairs, Free Library of Philadelphia, 1901 Vine Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103-1189
(215) 567-7710, FAX (215) 567-7850