Uber And Lyft Are Offering Free Rides To Polling Places This Election
No matter who you support, it is important to have your voice heard. In 2016, nearly 6 million young people (19-25) were registered but did not vote. That number is nothing compared to the 100 million people in total in America who chose not to vote.
In an effort to cut those numbers down and encourage people to vote, Lyft and Uber want to offer free rides to the polls for those who want to vote.
Lyft is officially jumping on the "vote 2020" hype stating,
Our Voting Access Program is part of our recently-launched LyftUp initiative – a comprehensive effort to expand transportation access to those who need it most.
Lyft also stated,
we’ll be offering free rides through a number of nonprofit partners. Our partners will distribute rides directly to people in their networks whom they identify as most in need of transportation.
More about this voting program with Lyft can be found here.
Uber is also offering free rides. All a part of their get out and vote effort. They stated,
At Uber, we believe every eligible American citizen should have access to vote, and we know that we are uniquely positioned to help move people to the polls. That’s why we’ve been working hard to ensure everyone – regardless of what barriers they face – has access to vote.
More information about this voting program with Uber can be found here.