Accessible Voting

Permanent Absentee Voting 

If you have a permanent physical disability, you may request to be placed on the Permanent Disabled Absentee list so the Election Authority can automatically mail an absentee ballot application directly to you prior to each election.

  • Request the Permanent Disabled Absentee Program application from the St. Charles County Election Authority.  
  • Complete and submit the program application to the Election Authority.
  • Prior to each election, an absentee ballot application will automatically be mailed to you. Complete and submit the application to receive your ballot. 
  • You will then be sent an absentee ballot. Vote the ballot, place it inside the return envelope and complete the envelope by signing your name and mail it. You are exempt from needing your signature notarized.
  • A caregiver of a permanently disabled voter who resides at the same address may request and submit an absentee ballot application before each election in which you are eligible to vote. Caregivers are exempt from needing their signature notarized.

Mail or in-person: 
St. Charles County Election Authority
397 Turner Boulevard
St. Peters, MO 63376

Fax: 636-949-7552
Email: electionabsentee@sccmo.org

Curbside Voting

Voters with limited mobility can vote curbside. At your polling place, have someone go in and stand in line to let the election judge know you want to do curbside voting. Curbside voting is available at the Election Authority during absentee voting and on election day. Park in the marked spaces and call the phone number listed on the sign for a team to assist you.

Voting Absentee Due to Hospitalization

Contact the Election Authority if:

  • Hospitalized after 5 p.m. the second Wednesday prior to an election
  • AND not released before or on Election Day.

A bipartisan team will deliver the ballot to the voter in the hospital and return the voted ballot to the Election Authority.

Accessible Voting Systems

Every polling place has accessible voting systems for individuals with disabilities. 

The OpenElect FreedomVote Tablet (FVT) is a ballot marking device that prints paper ballots. The FVT exceeds the voting requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) by offering state-of-the-art features. The FVT facilitates special needs voters through a variety of methods including tablet touchscreen technology, expanded font function, Help America Vote Act (HAVA)-compliant keypad, sip-n-puff attachment, and audio assistance for the visually impaired.

OpenElect FreedomVote Tablet FVT