Election Day is Tuesday, November 5

By Jenn D. Tue, October 29, 2019

Election Day is Tuesday, November 5 throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. During this general election, Philadelphians will elect a Mayor, 10 District Council and Seven Council at-Large members, as well as Judges, City Commissioners, a Sheriff, and Register of Wills.

Also on the ballot:

  • One statewide ballot question: Proposed Constitutional Amendment—Crime Victim Rights
  • A bond question asking whether the City should borrow money for various capital projects
  • A City Charter Change question regarding City Procurement procedures

View a sample ballot to review and printout your choices before heading to the polls.

Polls open at 7:00 a.m. and will remain open until 8:00 p.m. Various institutions, including schools, recreation centers, and neighborhood libraries, will serve as polling places. If you need to find your polling place, check your voter registration status, or research the candidates, please visit The Committee of Seventy's comprehensive website.
(note: The Committee of Seventy, which is a non-partisan and nonprofit organization, does not endorse any specific candidate or special interests.)

Do you know why we vote on the first Tuesday after November 2?

The answers lie in history:

  • Weekends were not an option due to religious services.
  • Wednesdays were market days for farmers.
  • People needed one day to travel to their polling places, which were not always close to home.
  • November 1 was ruled out due to businesses completing accounting for the previous month.

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