How Cities And Businesses Are Helping Voters This Election Day (10-31-18)

Ride-hailing and bike-share companies are offering discounts and free rides, while several public transportation systems will be free all day.

With the Nov. 6 midterm elections less than a week away, cities and transportation companies are pitching in to help voters hit the polls.

One study by The Center for Information & Research on Civic Learning and Engagement found that 29% of young Americans surveyed said transportation was a reason that they did not vote in the 2016 election, while 15% said the lack of transportation to their polling place was a “major factor” for not voting. That number rises to 38% for young people of color, who said a lack of transportation played a role for not voting.

To try and combat accessibility woes and drive turnout, cities and businesses are offering discounts and free rides to the polls. Here are some of the highlights:

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