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Election Update from City Commissioner Omar Sabir

posted Apr 4, 2020, 11:16 AM by David Cardy   [ updated Apr 4, 2020, 11:23 AM ]
Dear Fellow Philadelphians,

Governor Wolf and the Pennsylvania Legislature have postponed the Primary Election to June 2, 2020.

Here are the new key election dates:
May 18: Last day to register to vote before the primary
May 26: Last day to apply for a mail-in or civilian absentee ballot
June 2: Last day for County Boards of Elections to receive voted mail-in and civilian absentee ballots (must be received by 8:00 P.M.)

Here is an update about poll workers:

Out of an abundance of caution for our poll workers, staff and host locations, the Philadelphia City Commissioners are cancelling all remaining poll worker training classes. The City Commissioners will contact poll workers in the future with information about any rescheduled dates.

Here is information about voting by mail:

For the first time, you can vote by mail with no excuse in Pennsylvania. I urge you to apply for a mail-in ballot and encourage your networks to vote by mail too! There are three simple steps:
   1. Register to vote at
   2. Apply to receive your ballot by mail at
   3. Once you receive your ballot, complete it and mail it back to the County Board of Elections

If you have any questions, please feel free to call my office at 215-686-3462 or email me at My team is working every day to continue our mission of making elections more accessible to everyone.

Please stay safe and follow the advice of health officials. We are all in this together.

City Commissioner Omar Sabir

David Cardy,
Apr 4, 2020, 11:18 AM