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Need help getting to the polls? Ride-sharing apps offering Election Day discounts

Posted: 10:41 AM, Nov 05, 2018
Updated: 2018-11-05 16:41:16Z

Ride-sharing apps are making it easier and little more affordable for anyone needing a ride to the polls on Election Day. 

Most polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and there are a few options for those seeking a ride. 

Ride-sharing apps Uber and Lyft are offering free and discounted rides on Tuesday. Both services are offering promo codes that customers can find online. 

If you have a shorter journey, you can hop on a Lime scooter for a free ride (up to 30 minutes). 

If you plan on voting during your work day, keep in mind that by law, employers are supposed to allow time for you to cast your vote – providing you let them know a day in advance. 

Early voting numbers were nearly three times higher than during the 2014 midterm elections and just below turnout for the 2016 presidential election.   

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