Several companies offering discounted, free rides on Election Day

Posted at 9:35 PM, Nov 05, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-06 12:58:10-05

Several companies are making it easier for folks to get out to the polls on Election Day. 

In October, Uber announced that it would be offering discounted rides to the polls on Tuesday, Nov. 6. The ride-hailing service is offering $10 off a single ride to the polls on Election Day. The discount can be used on the most affordable Uber option available in each city, a press release states. 

The promo code is: VOTE2018

Another ride-hailing service, Lyft, is offering 50 percent off of rides to the polls. According to a release, the promo codes are good for rides up to $5 off. The code is valid from 5 a.m. to 11:59 p.m., local time on Election Day. 

Lyft is partnering with Buzzfeed to help get out the vote. To find out your Lyft discount code based on your location, visit Buzzfeed here.

Lyft is also providing free rides to underserved communities through partnerships with nonprofit organizations such as Voto Latino, local Urban League affiliates, the National Federation of the Blind, Faith in Action, League of Women Voters, and the Student Vets of America.

Lime ride-sharing service is also aiding voter turnout by offering free 30-minute rides on any shared bike, e-bikes or e-scooters, according to a press release

Use the code LIME2VOTE18 to unlock your ride. 

The Detroit Bus Company is offering free rides for people in Detroit, Highland Park and Hamtramck. For more information or to request a ride, click here.