“Vote as if your life depends upon it, because it does!” Justin Dart
Use Your Voice! Remember to Vote!
Are you registered to vote? Did you know that people with disabilities are the largest minority in the United States? You can register to vote at SCIL offices, just call to set up an appointment, a Disability Advocate will walk you through each step.
Missouri Disability Vote Project:
Visit http://www.modisabilityvotes.org/ to learn more.
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. Search here.
3 Easy Ways to Register to Vote:
- Visit Us! Southwest Center for Independent Living is a Registration Site
- Visit your County Election Authority – Missouri Information
- Print and mail the forms
Who May Register?
- To be eligible to register, a person must:
- Be a citizen of the United States;
- Be at least 18 years old by the date of the election;
- Be a resident of Greene County;
- Present valid identification (driver’s license or social security card);
- Not be encumbered by a felony conviction, or adjudged to be incapacitated.
Change of Address
- To avoid delays on election day, registered voters who have moved within Greene County should change their voter registration by notifying the County Clerk. Such notification may be given by:
- Filling out the back of the voter registration card and returning it to the County Clerk’s office;
- Sending a signed letter listing old and new address;
- Completing a “Missouri Voter Registration Application” postcard (available at the Library).
- All applications for change of address must bear the signature of the voter.
- New voters (those who have never registered in Greene County) must apply by the fourth Wednesday prior to an election.
- Registered voters who have legally changed their name may vote once more under their old name (provided their address is the same) and complete a new voter registration card at that time.