St. Louis County Board of Elections

Voter’s Rights

Help America Vote Act

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

  • Cast your ballot free from interference and in a private and secret manner unless assistance is requested;
  • View written instructions on how to obtain a ballot for voting, how to vote and prepare the ballot for deposit in the ballot box;
  • 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 p.m.;
  • Ask to have the election judges or person of your choice assist you in voting if you cannot read, are blind, or have any other physical disability and cannot vote your ballot. 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 on statewide candidates and issues and federal candidates by provisional ballot if the election judges or the election authority cannot determine your registration status;
  • Vote by absentee ballot when permitted by law;
  • File a grievance with the office of the Secretary of State if your rights under the Help America Vote Act, Title III, have been violated.

Special Services For Those With Disabilities

The St. Louis County Board of Elections wants to ensure every person eligible to vote is able to exercise their right to vote. 

As such, all of our polling places are handicapped accessible and all locations have been supplied with one vote recorder seven inches below standard height to accommodate a wheelchair.

If you have trouble accessing your polling place, you may vote on Election Day at our St. Ann office (725 Northwest Plaza Dr., St. Ann, MO, 63074) which is on ground level with reservedĀ handicapped parking.

If you would like to use your own polling place but are unable to leave your car, a bipartisan team of election officials will bring a vote recorder and ballot to you.

If you are voting absentee because of illness or disability, you do not have to have your affidavit envelope notarized.