INDIANAPOLIS — Several companies, including IndyGo, Lyft, and Lime, are helping voters get to their polling locations for little to no cost.
“We are proud to do our part to increase voter turnout in Indianapolis this year, and we are excited to offer free rides to poll sites throughout the early voting period and on Election Day," said LeAaron Foley, Director of Government Relations at Lime.
The general election is Tuesday, Nov. 8. This year, Indiana voters will elect one U.S. Senator, nine U.S. Representatives, Secretary of State, Treasurer of State and Auditor of State, as well as hundreds of state and local lawmakers.
If you're looking for a ride so you can cast your vote, here's what you need to know:
IndyGo will provide free rides on Election Day. IndyGo said riders can plan their trips using the Transit app, the MyStop app, Google Maps or by visiting indygo.com/plan-your-trip.
Lyft is offering 50% off one ride up to $10 to any polling location or dropbox using the code VOTE22. It'll also donate free or heavily discounted ride codes to nonprofit partners whose communities traditionally face barriers when getting to the polls.
Lime is doing Lime to the Polls in all U.S. cities. Riders in Indianapolis can use the code LIMETOTHEPOLLS22 for two 30-minute rides to and from their polling place. The code is live now, ahead of election day, to support early voting.
"We understand that Indianapolis residents sometimes have a long way to go to get to their polling location and do not always have affordable and accessible transportation options to go and cast their vote," Foley said. "Lime to the Polls allows us at Lime to help voters get to their polling place on our e-scooters or connect them to public transportation options to make their trips a bit more convenient."
Bird riders can enter the promo code VOTETODAY to get two free rides on election day for up to 30 minutes each, a company spokesperson at Bird said. The code will only be available Nov. 8.
Veo is offering a promotion to help riders get to the polls. Riders can use the code VOTE22 for a $3 credit. The promo runs until election day.
Pacers Bikeshare and Uber have offered free or reduced rides on Election Day in years past. 13News has reached out to see if those companies intend to do the same this year.
Uber responded, saying that this year it is focusing its efforts on supporting rides to the polls for poll workers.
Power the Polls is partnering with Uber to provide vouchers covering rides to and from the polls on Election Day for poll workers signed up through Power the Polls. The ride vouchers will cover the full cost of rides (up to $200) to and from a poll worker’s assigned polling location for those who signed up via Power the Polls, and will be available from Nov. 7 through Nov. 9, 2022.