Voting is one of the most important things U.S. citizens can do. Our city benefits when everyone makes their voice heard.
Whether voters choose to vote by mail or at the polls, all voting options are safe, legitimate, and secure.
This post below will cover how Philadelphians can:
Register to vote
Apply to vote by mail-in or absentee ballot
Turn in a mail-in ballot
Vote at the polls
Remember, it is recommended that if you are sending any applications or ballots through the mail, make sure to mail them EARLY.
October 19 is the deadline to register to vote in Pennsylvania.
October 27 at 5 p.m. is the last day for your county office to receive mail-in and absentee ballot applications
November 3 is the day of the General
Election. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. As long as you are in
line by 8 p.m., you will be able to vote. Voted mail-in and absentee
ballots must also be received by 8 p.m. on Election Day.
If you have any other questions, the Philadelphia City Commissioner’s website provides useful information for voters regarding upcoming elections. You can also visit VotesPA for any statewide updates and general information about voting in Pennsylvania.
has changed what “back to school” means for most Philadelphia students
and their families. As classes resume, the City and partners have
created new programs to support students’ learning and their families’
Read the post below for resources that your family can use like:
a folder for job resources to reference when looking for a new job,
career fair, training or other opportunities in the Philadelphia
area. We update the folder below weekly so check back often!
They offer six shifts for volunteers to sign-up for:
Monday, Tuesday, & Thursday 9:00am-12:00pm
Friday 9:00am-12:00pm & 1:00pm-4:00pm
Registration is OPEN for the SWCC 5K 2020!
Although we would love to be racing alongside you this Fall, we will instead be celebrating our 12th Annual SWCC 5K with a self-paced virtual race! The 5K or Monster Mile can be completed anywhere between October 23rd and 31st.
Please sign up HERE to participate in the 2020 virtual race!
Labor of Love Fundraiser
Join us for our Labor of Love Ride or Stride on September 6-12. During
this 7-day virtual event you can ride or stride daily at your own pace
and on your own schedule. We have created 6 virtual courses, varying
from 3 to 160 miles. You can bike or walk these distances or your own
course/distance anywhere and anytime. Registrants can commit to 1 of the
6 virtual courses or walk/ride their own course. There is a minimum
fundraising goal of $50 to participate. After registering, you can
participate with a team or as an individual.
Our office will be closed until further notice. If you have any concerns or questions, you can reach our Executive Director, Nicole via email at email@example.com.
HELP US CREATE THE NEIGHBORHOOD YOU WANT TO LIVE IN.
thoughtful donation is an impactful investment in our neighborhood, and
it helps SOSNA and our volunteers continue to be a resource for you and
engage more of our neighbors.
is only able to do our work with the support of our neighbors, our
neighborhood businesses, and our community partners. We depend on the
countless hours our neighbors volunteer with us and we rely on generous
donations, like yours, from neighbors and businesses to carry out our
mission of improving our community.
SOSNA is only able to do the work that we do with the support of our
neighbors, our neighborhood businesses, and our community partners. We
depend on the countless hours our residents volunteer with SOSNA, and we
rely on generous donations, like yours, from neighbors and businesses
to carry out our mission of improving our community.
A delay in adding the building housing Sigma Sound Studios, located
at 200 N. Broad St, to the Philadelphia Register of Historic Places was
granted to the building’s owner, Nino Tinari. Sigma Sound was the home
of Philadelphia International Records which created the “Sound of
Philadelphia” as produced by legends Kenny Gamble, Leon Huff and Thom
Bell in the 1970’s. Tinari wants to build condominiums on the site. An
effort is being made to keep the building intact by designating it a
Historic Place. http://bit.ly/2EyWHhg
In observance of the Labor Day holiday and to give our Operations
Manager a break, CCRA will be closed from Monday, August 31, through
Monday, September 7. We will reopen on Tuesday, September 8. All calls
and emails will return on 9/8. If it’s urgent, please send an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and someone will respond.
Local Eateries Close
Center City’s Last 24-hour Diner Closes The Midtown III diner –
Center City’s only 24-hour diner has closed for good. Located at 18th
and Ranstead Sts., it fell victim to the pandemic and the resultant lack
of foot traffic from Center City offices and late-night crowds. The
Midtown III had served Philadelphians round-the-clock for 35 years. (http://bit.ly/3ll8JLX)
Le Bus Bakery
- The popular bakery on 129 S.18th St is closing. Their last day is
Friday, Aug 28. For decades, Le Bus Bakery has been serving fresh bread
to locals and visitors. They will be missed.
Did you know, completing the 2020 Census takes just 10 minutes, and will have an impact on the city for the next 10 years?
If just one
person is missed in the 2020 Census count, Philadelphia could face
the loss of $21,000 in federal funding over the next ten years. If an
undercount happens, the city’s capacity to meet the needs of its
residents will be seriously impacted.
Take action to improve your community and complete the Census!
if not all, Philadelphia museums have re-opened or will be doing so
soon. Requirements include masks, social distancing and no more than ten
people in a room at a time. http://bit.ly/2QpJ7j1
Indoor Dining Resumes Sept. 8
nearly a six-month ban, indoor dining in restaurants will be permitted
beginning Sept. 8. Among the restrictions are: a 25% maximum restaurant
capacity; no more than four diners at a table; and diners must be at
least six feet apart (or have an impermeable barrier between them).
CCRA Merchant Member Discount Program
Support our local merchants and save money too. These local merchants will provide a discount (described here) to any member who shows a current CCRA membership card and personal identification.