Make Your Plan to Vote Now

Election Day is TODAY!

Did you know that 25% of the eligible voting population in America -- 61 million Americans -- identify as having a disability? Yet, in 2018 just 14.3 million eligible Americans used their vote as their voice. Your voice is your vote. Register to vote now and cast your ballot in the November 3rd General Election.

Before you go vote, please take a minute and make your
plan to vote. Know when and where you’re going, what you need to bring, and who you’re voting for. We’ve provided some information for you below that we hope helps you exercise your right to vote.

Make sure you are registered to vote in the November 3rd election.

Register to vote in Missouri

Register to vote in Illinois

Regsiter to vote in Kansas

If you're a Missouri voter, find your polling place

If you're an Illinois voter, find your polling place here.

If you're a Kansas voter, find your polling place here.

The election is TODAY. 

Polling places are open from 6 AM TO 7 PM.

If you are in line at the closing time of 7 PM, you have the right to cast your vote.

Show one of the following forms of acceptable identification and sign the poll book to obtain your ballot:

  • 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 or technical school, located within the state of Missouri; or
  • 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.

If you do not possess any of these forms of identification, but are a registered voter, you may cast a provisional ballot. Your ballot will count if: (1) you return to your polling place on Election Day with a photo ID; or (2) the signature on your provisional ballot envelope is determined by your local election authority to match the signature on your voter registration record.

If you cast a provisional ballot, you will receive a stub from your provisional ballot envelope with instructions on how to verify that your provisional ballot is counted.

Absentee and Mail-In Voting: 

If you're a Missouri voter, learn about absentee and mail-in voting here.

If you're an Illinois voter, learn about absentee and mail-in voting here.

If you're a Kansas voter, learn about absentee and mail-in voting here.

Curbside Voting: Voters with limited mobility can vote "curbside" or outside the polling place. Just go to your polling place and ask someone to go in and ask poll workers to bring a ballot out to you. They should bring you a ballot within a reasonable period of time.

Accessible Polling Places: If you have physical disabilities and your polling place is not accessible, you may request a different polling place assignment so that you may vote in a more accessible polling place. You may also vote at a central location. Simply contact your local election authority to make this request. You can
find your local election authority here or by calling (800) NOW-VOTE.

Accessible Voting Systems: Every polling place must have an accessible voting system for individuals with disabilities including audiovisual accessibility. Accessible systems include an audio ballot to make your selections or the ability to enlarge text so that you can read the on-screen ballot with ease.

Permanent Absentee Voting: If you have a permanent physical disability, you may request to be placed on a designated list so that your local election authority can automatically mail an absentee ballot application directly to you prior to each election. You will need to make this request directly to your local election authority who will send you further information.
Find your local election authority here.

In addition to the above, it is the right of any voter to have the person of their choice assist them in filling out their ballot. This cannot be restricted by poll workers.

If you or someone you know is having issues voting on Election Day, call the Voter Protection Hotline at 866-OUR-VOTE.


Most of the above information comes directly from Missouri’s Secretary of State’s website. To get answers to all of your voting-related questions, click here.

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