Though millions of Americans have already voted in this election, millions more will be voting on November 3, 2020. If you're trying to figure out how to get to the polls on Election Day, there are discounted, and even in some cases free ways to take you there.
Not just your right to vote, Lyft has expanded its "Ride To Vote" work that started in 2018. On Election Day, between 4 a.m. and 11 p.m., Lyft is offering 50% off one ride up to $10 to any polling location, using the promo code: "2020VOTE". To be clear, that's 50% off ONE WAY to get you to the polls. The ride from the polls would be full price using this service. Click here for more information.
A source from Lyft also provided this additional information. The following are direct quotes from a press release that was emailed:
"LyftUp’s non-profit partners will also be distributing free ride codes directly to underserved communities. Key partners include: Black Women’s Roundtable, National Federation of the Blind the Student Veterans of America, and more.
Lyft is partnering with National Disability Rights Network to help distribute ride credits to individuals with disabilities, including WAV users in markets, like Phoenix, with WAV service."
Uber has a unique offer. In the app, there is a poll-finding feature. A 50% off discount is automatically applied when you request your ride using the polling finder. You'll save up to $7 each trip, or up to $14 for two trips, the ride to the polls and home from the polls. We're told that it also applies on bikes and scooters. Click here for the fine print.
After you book your discounted ride, the car icon will be an American flag.
Uber Eats and Pizza To The Polls partnered in 25 cities across the United States including Phoenix, to deliver free food and beverages to polls with long lines. Click here for a direct link where you can report a long line at a poll. The website states a food truck will then be sent over with some local favorite food, and there will be music.
Also, if you're a business or organization wanting to arrange rides for voters, you can work with Uber to provide voters with ride vouchers. Click here for more information regarding how Uber is helping you get to the polls.
When it comes to public transportation, I asked Valley Metro. I'm told they are not offering discounted rides to the polls, but everything will be running on a regular schedule. Click here to learn more about fares.