This is a complaint and also intended to be information to others who may be in a similar condition.

I am in a power chair and paralyzed from the neck down. At 3 p.m., I went to my precinct on Highland Road to vote. Due to not being able to use my hands, I needed my wife to assist me in the voting booth, just as she has in the past few years. However, I was denied the right to vote. My wife was not permitted to assist me in the voting booth.

I was told that I would have to get a letter from my doctor, take it to the clerk of court to be approved, and then my wife would be able to assist me.

I voted with the assistance of my wife in past elections but was not allowed to vote in this election. Such decisions should not be left to intermittent employees. It should be made clear what the requirements are.

I completed a 22-year Air Force career and consider my vote a sacred right.

Glen B. Wesley

retired lieutenant colonel, USAF

Baton Rouge