People can get free or discounted Uber, Lyft or Zipcar rides to the polls


You can donate to help subsidize rides for voters who otherwise cannot get to the polls.

After what seemed like the longest campaign trail in the history of the country, it’s finally Election Day and it’s an important one. Several ride-hail companies as well as some political action committees and bi-partisan groups are working to ensure that physically getting to the polls is not an obstacle for voters in key markets. Some, like My Ride to Vote, are accepting donations to help pay for these rides to the polls.

Here’s a non-exhaustive list of discounts and free rides you can take advantage of if you need a ride to your local polling place:

  1. Lyft is offering 45 percent off one ride between 7 am and 8 pm in the following markets: Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Miami, Minneapolis, Nashville, New Orleans, New York City, New Jersey, Orange County, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Portland, Raleigh, San Diego, and Washington D.C. New Lyft users can use the promo code November8th to get $5 off the next 10 rides.
  2. VoterDrive is a bi-partisan effort to alleviate low voter turn out by offering free Uber rides to new users across the country.
  3. An organization called My Ride to Vote, a California-based SuperPAC that supports Hillary Clinton, has raised close to $470,000 to offer voters in Pennsylvania, North Carolina, and Florida free Uber and Lyft rides to the polls.
  4. VotoLatino is also partnering with My Ride to Vote to offer free Uber and Lyft rides to new and existing users.
  5. Uber has partnered with Google to direct users to their local polling places but is also offering a $20 discount to new users who use the code VOTETODAY.
  6. Car rental service Zipcar is offering 7,000 vehicles free of charge between the hours of 6 pm and 10 pm nationwide to ensure people who can’t get to the polls until later have easy access to transportation.

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