The 2021 Philadelphia Municipal Primary Election will be held on Tuesday, May 18, 2021!

Remember, even one vote can make a huge difference! Let’s talk about why you should make sure you cast your vote in Philly’s local election.

Local elections are very important. The candidates, the offices they will hold, and the issues on the ballot all directly impact the lives of Philadelphians more than any other level of government.

Historically, many of our country’s policies and laws started at a local level. Things like minimum wage and women’s suffrage all came about through local movements that influenced the federal government.

Here are some important things you should do before May 18:

Confirm your voter registration status.

Find your polling place through the City Commissioner’s website. If you plan to vote in person, polls open at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m. Remember, if you are in line to vote by 8 p.m. you must be allowed to vote.

If you haven’t already— watch this video that walks you through how to use Philly’s voting system. This system is fully-ADA compliant!

Also, take a look at the Committee of Seventy website. This is a great nonpartisan resource to get informed about local candidates and their views. You can use the Ballot tool to find out who’s running in your area and their positions, as well as details about your polling location.

If you are voting by mail-in ballot, you should mail your ballot as promptly as possible by Election Day or personally deliver it to the County Board of Elections office, a satellite office, or drop box no later than 8 p.m. on Election Day.

See you at the polls on May 18!