You can get a free ride to the polls on Election Day - Metro US

You can get a free ride to the polls on Election Day


SEPTA’s strike has ended as of Monday morning, but for commuters who still worry about making it to the polls on time tomorrow may see their fears alleviated.

Uber and Lyft announced they will provide free rides on Election Day, through a partnership with super PAC My Ride to Vote.

Voters in Pennsylvania can receive $15 off a ride to and from their polling location from either service Tuesday by using the promo code “VOTEPA.”

The political organizationis crowd-funding payment for those rides from people around the country. It’s focusing its efforts on Pennsylvania, because “if Donald Trump loses Pennsylvania, he won’t be President Trump,” the group says on itsCrowdPACpage.

As of Sunday afternoon, the group has raised just more than $206,000. It estimates that each donation of $15 will get a voter to the polls. In an update posted Saturday, the committee said that amid Philly’s transit strike, getting out the vote is still crucial in “one of the largest turnout cities for Pennsylvania.”

Meanwhile Lyft is offering two more Election Day promotions: $20 off the first ride for new users with promo code “VOTETODAY” on Tuesday,and a 45 percent discount on one ride, from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., to commemorate electing the 45th president.​

Uber told Metro its not funding or provideng free or discounted rides, but through its product UberEvents, My Ride to Vote has received a customized promotional code to provide the rides.

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