The Council is federally mandated under the Developmental Assistance and Bill of Rights to advocate for public policy change and community acceptance of all people with developmental disabilities and their families.

The Council provides advocacy information to self-advocates, family members and organizations throughout the year. This hands-on learning experience is an opportunity for elected officials to meet children and adults with disabilities, family members and personnel working in the field of developmental disabilities. Please contact our offices for more information: 307-777-7230. 


In a democracy, citizens have the opportunity to vote on important issues and elect politicians and representatives. When more people vote, they increase the chance that the issues that are important to them are taken seriously. If a minority votes, there is a risk that their preferences do not represent the majority. This is an especially significant point for people in the disability community because you have the right to many different accommodations, and it is important to have your voice heard! 


Within the United States of America, the people hold the power! Democracy, which means a government elected by its citizens, effects every aspect of our lives from schools to health care to homeland security.  Voting is an important right in our society. By voting, you are making your voice heard and registering your opinion on how you think the government should operate.

As a State Agency,  the WGCDD posts electoral content for informational purposes only, and does not offer endorsements in any way. 

Voting in Wyoming - The Secretary of State's website provides candidate rosters, dates to remember, voting locations, and much more! This website is great for Wyoming Specific elections.  

One Vote Now was brought forth by the National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities (NACDD) to offer resources and provide information on the importance of voting, how to vote, and how to seek information.


Click Here to download the 2020 Voting and You Guidebook.

Overcoming Voting Barriers

"Tuesdays with Liz' is a weekly video series highlighting current issues in disability policy.  It is hosted by Liz Weintraub, a long-time disability advocate, and produced by AUCD.   

Watch an incredible episode of "Tuesdays with Liz" about voting below!


Click Here to download you own copy of the Disability Guide today!

Voting Language and Definitions

Interested in learning more about various voting definitions?

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