“The stakes are too high for government to be a spectator sport.” –Barbara Jordan
As a person with a disability, you have the right to:
- A private ballot
- A provisional ballot
- Accessible voting
- Curbside voting
- Vote at home & permanent absentee voting
- Accessible voting machines
- Assistance from the person of your choice (someone with you or a poll worker)
- Cast a ballot if you are in line when the polls close
- Written voting instructions
- Verify your touch screen printout
- File a grievance with the Secretary of State if your rights have been violated
Why is voting so important?
- The disability community is the largest minority group in the United States
- The disability community regularly votes at a much lower rate than other populations
- Your vote COUNTS! Check out this list of just a few elections decided by just one, or a handful of ballots!
Missouri Identification Requirements:
- A nonexpired Missouri driver or non-driver license;
- A nonexpired military ID, including a veteran’s ID card;
- A nonexpired United States passport; or
- Another photo ID issued by the United States or the state of Missouri which is either not expired or expired after the date of the most recent general election.
If you do not have an ID but you are registered, you may ask for a provisional ballot. If you return with a government-issued photo ID or if the signature matches the one on your registration card, your ballot will be counted.
Visit the Missouri Secretary of State’s website to find out if you are registered to vote, register, or to find the location of your polling place.
For more information contact:
- Paraquad – 314-289-4200
- Missouri Protection & Advocacy – 573-893-3333
- St. Louis Board of Election Commissioners – 314-622-4336
- St. Louis County Board of Elections – 314-615-1800
- Missouri Secretary of State – 800-NOW-VOTE
- Election Protection – 866-OUR-VOTE