VOTER BILL OF RIGHTS
As a registered Missouri voter, you have the right to:
- Cast your ballot free from interference in a private and secret manner unless assistance is requested;
- View written instructions on how to obtain and cast a ballot;
- Ask for and receive further instructions from election judges concerning the manner of voting;
- View a sample ballot in the polling place before voting;
- Cast a vote if you are in line before the polls are closed at 7:00 PM (closing time at the polls);
- Ask for assistance from an election judge or person of your choice if you have any physical disability which hinders your ability to independently vote your ballot; cast your ballot on an accessible voting system (i.e. equipped with an audio ballot); or request curbside voting or a more accessible polling location if needed;
- Receive another ballot if your ballot is accidentally spoiled or you make an error;
- Vote by provisional ballot if your name is not on the precinct register and the election judges or election authority cannot determine your registration status;
- Vote by absentee ballot when permitted by law;
- Verify that the choices you made on the screen match the attached voter verifiable paper audit trail if you vote on a "touch screen" system; and
- File a grievance with the Secretary of State's office if your rights under the Help America Vote Act, Title III, have been violated.
If you believe your voting right have been violated, contact the Missouri Office of the Secretary of State at (800) 669-8683 or the U.S. Department of Justice at (800) 253-3931.
This information is in compliance with the Help America Vote Act 2002 and Section 115.417, RSMo. (2005).
[ Download Voter's Bill of Rights as a PDF file. ]