Frequently Asked Questions - FAQ

What are the registration deadlines?

  • October 9th is the last day to register
  • October 30th is the last day to request an absentee ballot
  • November 2nd is the final day for absenteee ballots to be accepted
  • November 6th is Election Day

Can out of state students register to vote here?

Absolutely. You can register to vote in PA at your dorm or apartment.

Can students already registered in PA register at their dorm address?

Yes. All they have to do is check change of address at the top of the voter registration form.

What is my address?

Dorm address follows the format in the table below, and the county and municipality are both "Philadelphia".

Residence Hall Address Format
Calhoun Hall

Your Name
Your Room #
3301 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Caneris Hall

Your Name
Your Room #
115 N. 32nd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Kelly Hall

Your Name
Your Room #
203 N. 34th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Myers Hall

Your Name
Your Room #
3301 Race Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

North Hall

Your Name
Your Room #
3200 Race Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Race Street Residences

Your Name
Your Room #
3300 Race Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Towers Hall

Your Name
Your Room #
101 N. 34th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Van Rensselaer Hall

Your Name
Your Room #
3320 Powelton Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19104

University Crossings

Your Name
Your Apt. #
3175 JFK Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Can I register at the dorm if I am already registered at my parents' address?

Yes. You can register at your dorm, but if you do you have to vote here. You can't register at both places and decide later where to vote. Registering at your dorm is more convenient for students because you don't have to get an absentee ballot or go home to vote.

What ID do I need at the polls?

Voters will be asked, but not required, to show an acceptable photo ID on Election Day. 

See this important note about Drexel IDs

Where is my polling place?

The Drexel Armory is the polling place for all dorms, located at 33rd & Cuthbert Streets. Houses north of Powelton have a different polling place. You can find the polling place for any address at www.votespa.com

Will registering to vote in PA disrupt financial aid?

No. Financial aid packages will not be affected by registering to vote in PA.

Can I change my party registration?

Yes. You can change it as many times as you wish up to the deadline for the general election.

Does it matter what party I register for?

No matter what party you put down you will be able to vote for any candidate in the election. Party registration only affects what candidates you can vote for in primary elections. Again, party affiliation does not impact your vote in the general election.

Where do I learn about the candidates and where they stand on issues?

  • Great question! Project vote-smart (www.votesmart.org) is a non-partisan source for background information.
  • The candidate's websites have issues pages you should check out.