Where to VOTE
Wondering where you should vote on Election Day? There are many resources at your disposal to see where you can vote. If you haven't registered to vote yet, or are unsure if you are registered, check out our Voter Registration Information section of the website.
Voting Via Absentee/Mail-In Ballot
Whether you’re out of state or avoiding the polls due to COVID-19 concerns, you can request an absentee ballot to vote by mail. Note that rules and absentee deadlines vary by state and may have changed due to the pandemic.
- USA.gov Absentee Voting Information
- Pennsylvania Voting by Mail-in or Absentee Ballot (If you are Registered to vote in PA)
- Absentee Voting Information for U.S. Citizens Abroad
Absentee Ballot Deadlines:
- CA: CA will mail a ballot to all active, registered voters
- DE: Friday, October 30, 2020
- FL: Saturday, October 24, 2020
- IL: Thursday, October 29, 2020
- MA: Wednesday, October 28, 2020
- MD: Tuesday, October 20, 2020
- NJ: NJ will mail a ballot to all active, registered voters
- NY: Tuesday, October 27, 2020
- OH: Saturday, October 31, 2020
- PA: Tuesday, October 27, 2020
- VA: Friday, October 23, 2020
If you are voting in Pennsylvania, remember to hold on to both the "secrecy envelope," as well as the larger mailing envelope. Ballots received without both envelopes will not be accepted.
Vote.org Absentee Ballot Tool
How To Vote
Each state has different election rules as well as its own set of rules for mail-in and absentee voting. Check out your state election office website to see if you can vote by mail.
Voting as a Student
Did you know that you can choose to vote in the state where you attend college instead of your home state? Note that you must be a resident of Pennsylvania and the election district in which you want to vote for at least 30 days before the election.
How to Find & Get to a Polling Place
Where is My Polling Place
Looking for your polling place? Vote.org has a great way to find your polling place, regardless of what state you are voting in.
- Vote.org Polling Place Locator
- State of Pennsylvania Polling Place Locator (If you are registered to vote in the state of PA)
Polling Places for SJU Residents:
- Ashwood and Pennbrook Apartments: African Episcopal Church of St. Thomas, 6361 Lancaster Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19151
- Villiger and LaFarge Halls: Gompers Elementary School, 5701 Wynnefield Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19131
- Lannon and Rashford Halls: John C. Anderson Cultural Center, 5301 Overbrook Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19131
- Merion Gardens Apartments: Merion Tribute House, 625 Hazelhurst Ave., Merion Station, PA 19066
- McShain and Xavier Halls: Maguire Campus, O’Pake Recreation Center, 376 N Latches Ln., Merion Station, PA 19066
Need to Take an Uber or Lyft?
If you choose to head to the polls, consider voting at off-peak times to avoid crowds. Also remember your iCARE pledge by washing your hands, wearing a mask and practicing physical distancing. For additional guidance, review the latest Polling Regulations from the City of Philadelphia.
As recommended by the CDC, do not disinfect or wipe down the voting equipment yourself. Electronic voting equipment can be damaged by cleaners and disinfectants. Wash your hands or use alcohol-based hand sanitizer after using the voting equipment.