Five Free Library Locations to Serve as Polling Places in Primary Election

By Jenn D. RSS Mon, June 1, 2020

Voting in the Pennsylvania Primary Election on Tuesday, June 2, is going to be different in Philadelphia this year, as the Philadelphia Inquirer recently noted, because of COVID-19. Despite the unique circumstances, five of our neighborhood libraries will again be designated as voting locations. These libraries remain closed, but will be open on June 2 only for voting.

Additionally, the following three locations will serve as a ballot drop-off location for people who have already requested and received a mail-in ballot.

Polls will be open from 7:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. Philadelphia will have 190 polling places in this primary election, a 77% reduction from the 831 it had in last November's municipal election. A map and search tool created by the Office of the Philadelphia City Commissioners will help you identify your voting location for this election. Voters are urged to wear face masks, according to the City Commissioners, and plastic gloves will be provided. 

Voting is an important form of political and civic participation. Primaries this year will determine the presidential nominees, Congressional Representatives, State Representatives, and Attorney General, as well as the state Auditor General and Treasurer. There are also two ballot measures. For additional election information in Pennsylvania, visit

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