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Uber, Lyft offering free and discounted rides to polls for Election Day

NASHVILLE, Tenn (WKRN) - The ride-share apps Uber and Lyft have announced plans to offer free and discounted rides to the polls on November 6.

Lyft made the announcement back in August, while Uber released its statement last week.

Lyft is working with Vote.org and Turbo Vote to provide users with discounted rides, as well as partnering with the nonpartisan, nonprofit group Vote Latino.

Uber is partnering with #VoteTogether and Democracy Works to provide similar options for riders.

Here's information from Uber's corporate office.

  • Get to the Polls Button: On Tuesday, November 6, anyone in the U.S. will be able to quickly find their polling place and book a ride to go vote—with just a few taps in the Uber app. (Make sure you’re using the latest version of the app.)
  • Free Rides to the Polls: To help the millions of Americans who cite transportation barriers as the reason they don’t vote, we’ll be partnering with #VoteTogether and Democracy Works to provide free rides to the polls.

Here's information from Lyft's corporate plan

  • Across the country, we’ll give away 50% off promo codes with our partners that encourage voter turnout. We’re thrilled to be working with Vote.org, Nonprofit Vote, TurboVote and more to help distribute codes to those who need them. We’ll also have a product integration to help passengers find their polling location. 
  • For underserved communities, we’ll provide rides free of cost through nonpartisan, nonprofit partners, including Voto Latino, local Urban League affiliates, and the National Federation of the Blind.

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