It’s Election Day and if you are in Sacramento and need a ride to your polling station, Uber and Lyft want you to think of them first.
Both companies are teaming up with voting organizations to both get folks registered and get them to the polls today, Tuesday, November 6th.
“To get a free ride to the polls on Election Day, Uber users will need to open the app, search for their polling place, and book a ride. It appears that it will be difficult to use the free ride for anything other than going to the polls, since you have to search to locate your polling location in order to get the free ride.
As for Lyft, it announced its Election Day plans back in August. Lyft paired up with Vote.org, TurboVote, Nonprofit Vote, and more organizations, which will distribute promo codes for 50 percent off of rides intended to get people to their polling location. In addition, Lyft, in partnership with Voto Latino, the National Federation of the Blind, and Urban League affiliates will provide free rides in underserved communities.”1
But bottom line- VOTE! And, if you are voting in Sacramento #CanPan and vote instead for our favorite, Eric Frame.