Each month BPDD features a different leader in Wisconsin living with a disability. “What’s the Word?” is an opportunity to hear directly from self-advocates about what’s important to them. This month’s column comes from a letter to the editor submitted by BPDD board member Andy Thain! Below is a short excerpt from the letter but you can read the full piece by clicking the button below. 

“I do not drive, and my polling place is not close enough for me to access without arranging for a driver, which presents its own unique challenges. For those reasons, absentee voting makes the most sense for me. Depending on the postal service has been questionable in recent elections. I need to know my ballot will be delivered, and for me, asking a trusted friend or support staff to deliver it is the most reliable option.”

If you or somebody you know would like to be featured in “What’s the Word?” contact Jeremy at jeremy.gundlach@wisconsin.gov.