Voter Rights

Voter's Bill of Rights

As a registered Missouri voter, you have the right to:

 

1) Cast your ballot free from interference in a private and secret manner unless assistance is requested;

 

2) View written instructions on how to obtain a ballot for voting, how to vote and prepare the ballot for deposit in the ballot box;

 

3) Ask for and receive further instructions from election judges concerning the manner of voting;

 

4) View a sample ballot in the polling place before voting;

 

5) Cast a vote if you are in line before the polls are closed at 7:00 p.m. (closing time at the polls);

 

6) 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;

 

7) Receive another if your ballot is accidentally spoiled or you make an error;

 

8) Vote by provisional ballot in a state or federal election, if your name is not on the precinct register and the election judges or election authority cannot determine your registration status;

 

9) Vote by absentee ballot when permitted by law;

 

10) 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

 

11) File a grievance with the Secretary of State's office if your rights under the Help America Vote Act, Title III, have been violated.