925 South Country Club Dr.
Jefferson City MO 65109
573-893-3333 / 866-777-7199 / Fax 573-893-4231
573-659-0678 / 800-392-8667 / Fax 573-659-0677
MO Relay (TDD) 800-735-2966
What is PAVA?
Protection and Advocacy for Voting Accessibility (PAVA) is a federally funded program operated by MO P&A.
The PAVA program was created under the Help America Vote Act of 2002 (HAVA). The PAVA program was designed to ensure that there is full participation of the electoral process for individuals with disabilities in registering to vote, casting a ballot and accessing their polling place. The PAVA program charges MO P&A with the duty of ensuring that individuals with disabilities have access to information and resources, which allows them to fully participate in the voting process.
The PAVA program provides the following services:
-informs individuals with disabilities of their voting rights and provides them accessible voter information.
-provides individuals with disabilities the opportunity to register to vote and receive individual and systemic advocacy in the voting process.
-provides individuals with disabilities legal assistance if they believe their right to vote has been hindered in any way.
-assists individuals with disabilities in regards to voting options such as absentee ballots or vote from home.
Who is eligible for PAVA Services?
PAVA services are available to individuals with a disability.
Is there a charge for PAVA program services?
PAVA non-legal advocacy services are free. A PAVA advocate can be contacted through Mo P&A at 573-886-2106 or toll-free at 800-737-6860 or 800-392-8667.
100% of the funding for the PAVA program is provided through an annual grant award from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families. CFDA #93.618, Award #G0703MOVOTP.
|Election Assistance Commission||www.eac.gov|
|Project Vote Smart||www.votesmart.org|
|Register to Vote||www.usa.gov|
|Missouri Division of Elections -- Voter Registration Form||www.dss.mo.gov|
|Request for Absentee Ballot Form||www.sos.mo.gov|
|Vote Missouri -- Local Election Authority Look-up||www.sos.mo.gov|