If you need assistance, Missouri law allows you to ask for help from anyone, including a poll worker, friend, neighbor or family member.
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Utilizing this method allows all Jefferson county voters the opportunity to vote in the comfort of their home without traveling to a voting location. Missouri requires a reason to vote absentee and voters with disabilities qualify under state law.
See the Request for Absentee Ballot page for full information.
All locations must be made accessible for all voters, regardless of ability. Under Missouri and federal law, all voters must be given the same opportunity for access and participation.
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Help America Vote Act (HAVA) protects people with disabilities from receiving unequal treatment within state and local government services, programs and activities.
Every voting location is required to have a voting machine that is Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant. Please let the poll workers know if you have questions or need assistance utilizing the machines.
Instructions for marking and casting your ballot are posted at each voting location. Do not hesitate to ask a poll worker for instructions or assistance.
If you are unable to sign your name, make an ’X’ if possible on the signature line.
If you are unable to enter the voting location, you may vote curbside. Poll workers will bring all the necessary paperwork and the ballot to your vehicle. You may sit in your car and vote. The ballot will be placed in a secrecy folder and the placed into the ballot box by the poll workers.
Further notice is given that, where a regular polling place has limited accessibility, voters may be provided an alternate means of casting his ballot that include:
The Missouri Secretary of State’s Office provides a toll free number for persons with hearing impairments who have access to a Telecommunications Device for the Deaf (TDD). TDD users may call 800-669-8683 to obtain election information.