Missouri voting issues
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Things you can do:
- 1 Election and registration information
- 2 Governmental election authorities
- 3 Election threats
- 4 State and local non-governmental election organizations
- 5 Articles and resources
Election and registration information
- Polling Place Hours: 6 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Voter ID requirements
- Identification issued by the state of Missouri, an agency of the state, or a local election authority of the state;
- Identification issued by the United States government or agency thereof;
- Identification issued by an institution of higher education, including a university, college, vocational and technical school, located within the state of Missouri;
- A copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, government check or other government document that contains the name and address of the voter
- Driver's license or state identification card issued by another state
Identification Required for Registration
- If you register in person, you must present one of the following:
- A copy of a birth certificate;
- Native American tribal document;
- Other proof of United States citizenship;
- A valid Missouri drivers license;
- Other form of personal identification.
- If you have not previously voted in Missouri and you register to vote by mail, you are asked to send in a copy of one of the following with your voter registration application (this is marked as optional on the voter registration form):
- Birth Certificate;
- Native American tribal document;
- Other proof of United States citizenship;
- Current or valid photo ID;
- Current utility bill, bank statement, government check, or paycheck;
- Other government document that shows your name and address.
Missouri does not count provisional ballots cast in the wrong precinct.
- Main article: Provisional voting
Missouri voter bill of rights
Voter's 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.
For the 2008 election Missouri used the following voting machines in addition to hand-counted paper ballots in some counties. For a county-by-county list of the specific machines (and the source for this section) see Verified Voting's Verifier tool.
- Main article: Voting machines
Direct-Recording Electronic (DRE) machines with a paper trail:
- Premier Election Solutions' (Diebold) AccuVote-TSX
- Election Systems & Software' iVotronic
- Sequoia AVC Edge
Optical scan machines:
- Premier Election Solutions' (Diebold) AccuVote-OS
- Election Systems & Software's Model 100
- Election Systems & Software's Model 650
Assistive Devices for Marking Paper Ballots:
Secretary of State: Robin Carnahan
- website: http://www.sos.mo.gov/
- James C. Kirkpatrick State Information Center
- PO Box 1767
- Jefferson City, MO 65102-1767
- (573) 751-2301 (Voice)
- (800) NOW-VOTE (669-8683)
- (573) 526-3242 (Fax)
- Michael Bushman, Deputy Secretary of State For Elections.
- Kay Dinolfo, Director of Elections.
- Betsy Byers, Elections Outreach & Education Coordinator.
State and local non-governmental election organizations
League of Women Voters
LWV of Missouri, Ms. Jo Sapp, President
- 8706 Manchester Road
- Suite 104
- St. Louis, MO 63144-2724
- Phone: 314-961-6869
- Fax 314-961-8393
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Website: http://www.lwvmissouri.org/
- Kansas City/Jackson, Clay and Platte Counties
- Mexico-Audrain Co.
- Sedalia-Pettis County
- Southeast Missouri
- Southwest Missouri
Articles and resources
- The main page on election protection and reform organizations.
- All articles in the Election Protection Wiki project.
- For election day: Things citizens can do to monitor elections and If you are told you cannot vote.
- Election Law @ Moritz's Missouri page, which provides detailed information on election law developments in Missouri. See map page to see the information for election developments in any given state.
- Election Law @ Moritz's Missouri general information page, which provides information on Missouri election authorities, post-election processes, and other topics. See map page to see this information for any given state.
- ↑ Missouri voter bill of rights from Secretary of State website.
- GoVote.org locates your polling place and other voting information.
- Google map polling locations locates most polling location, may be missing or out of date.
Election Protection hotlines
- 866-OUR-VOTE (National Election Protection Hotline)
- 888-VE-Y-VOTA (Español)
- 800-966-5946 (AALDEF, Asian languages)
- 866-MYVOTE1 (Tom Joyner Hotline - VoterAction, NAACP National Voter Fund)
- 877-523-2792 (ACLU Voting Rights Project Hotline)
- 877-US4-OBAMA (Obama campaign Voter Hotline)
- 866-976-VOTE (McCain campaign Honest and Open Election hotline - leave a message)
- 877-GOCNN08 (CNN Voter Problem Tipline)
- 888-VOTE-TIP (VelvetRevolution Election Protection Hotline for fraud)
- 567-258-VOTE (Twitter Vote Report key in report or leave audio message)
- Vote411.org from the League of Women Voters provides all kinds of information to help you vote.
- ACLU's "Know Your Voting Rights - State by State" -- printable brochures summarizing your voting rights, for most states.
- One-page know your rights summaries for 27 states from the AFL-CIO.
- Click here to see the voter ID requirements in all states. From the National Conference of State Legislatures.
Election officials, election reform groups, and elected officials
- Why Tuesday? offers a page for Missouri that helps locate Missouri's elections officials, election reform groups, and elected officials, as well as a page titled Find a group in your area that lets you find similar information for other states.
- Click here to request an absentee ballot. Go Vote Absentee is a project of the Women Donors Network.
- Information for voters with disabilities from NDRN.
Student voting rights
- See Missouri Student Voting Rights for a guide to student voting rights in Missouri. See Student Voting Rights for a guide to other states. From the Brennan Center for Justice.
- See how organizations you trust recommend you vote on ballot measures and other statewide contests at TransparentDemocracy.
- Help in other languages from the U.S. Election Assistance Commission. 中文, 日本語, 한국어, Tagalog, Tiếng Việt, Español
- Verified Voting's Missouri page, which provides detailed information on voting equipment in use in every county in Missouri.
- Student Voting Project Missouri a Brennan Center for Justice explanation of student voting rights in Missouri.
Voter Protection Laws in A Nutshell