Elections involve a large number of people, a short time frame and the most sacred and fundamental democratic lever of power. So it's not surprising that they can be detailed and complicated in some ways. This section of the website aims to make it easier for you to understand how elections work and how to get involved. 

These pages do not contain legal advice. Elections are governed by Pennsylvania state law, the Pennsylvania Constitution and sometimes local laws as well. For legal advice, please contact a lawyer.

Click on a topic on the right-hand side of this page to get started.

If you'd like to talk to a real live person about any of these topics, or if you'd like to suggest a topic, please contact Philadelphia City Commissioner Stephanie Singer's office at 215-686-3460, via this website's contact form, or by stopping by Room 132 City Hall.