Uber, Lyft Offering Free Rides to the Polls on Election Day
Uber and Lyft are offering free rides to get voters to the polls on Nov. 6.
Lyft made the announcement in August, saying it’s teaming up with Voto Latino, the National Urban League, the National Federation of the Blind and other nonprofits to provide free services for underserved communities on Election Day.
“It is estimated that over 15 million people were registered but didn’t vote in 2016 because of transportation issues,” a statement from Lyft said.
Both companies have also started campaigns intended to encourage voter registration.
In the California primary in June, the Los Angeles County Registrar worked with Uber and Lyft to make the apps accessible from its polling place locator.
Voters in the state who wish to participate in the upcoming election also have until Oct. 30 to sign up to vote by mail.