Covid-19 Pandemic and Voting Machines

The covid-19 pandemic has changed the way we live our lives, including how we may choose to vote. PA Voters may now choose to vote by mail without providing a reason. If you like to learn more, check out our Mail-in Ballot page.>>

First Time Using the New Voting Machines?

The City of Philadelphia rolled out new voting machines in 2019. If this election is your first time using one of the new models, make sure you allow extra time to vote since some people may be adjusting to the change in real-time. We're not only posting the City's official video about the newer voting machines, but we've also shot some footage of our own. Our vids show you some details that aren't in the City's video. Don't be intimidated. Get informed.

Official Demo of New Voting Machine - Philadelphia City Commissioners Office

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My Family Votes! Voting Machine Vids

We shot these videos in the hallway of the Philadelphia Board of Elections Office under the very watchful eye of a senior-level staffer. Yes, we used a phone. Nope, the videos are not short of info you can use to vote like an expert, well at the very least, a very well-prepared voter. Take a few minutes to view. Save a lot of minutes at the poll.

Have No Fear - Easy peasy way to make selections, even if you make a mistake.

Touch the screen to turn the voting selection light on and off.

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Avoid this Time-consuming Error - Don't 'Spoil'/Cancel your ballot.

Check your choices before you hit 'Print Ballot.'

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Make a Plan to Save Time at the Polls

You've viewed the vids. Now, get ready to vote