Whether you support the Democrats, Republicans, Libertarians, or Greens, these services want to make sure you can cast a ballot.
Tomorrow, November 8, is Election Day in the United States, and it’s vital to vote no matter which candidate you support. Several high-tech automotive companies are making the process a little more convenient this year by providing free or discounted services for helping people get to the polls, according to Forbes.
Zipcar’s "Drive the Vote" program is providing free travel for members in over 7,000 vehicles nationwide in every location where the company offers its service. Drivers can even reserve the cars in advance. Using the automobiles won’t cost people anything between 6 PM and 10 PM local time on Election Day.
General Motors’ Maven car sharing service is offering $5 off a trip by using the promo code VOTE. The coupon is for those casting a ballot, but the deal lasts through November 14. If your preferred candidate loses, you could use the savings to take a relaxing drive and relieve some stress.
If you want to vote but you’re not sure where to go, then open Uber’s app on November 8. The ride sharing firm is working with Google so that people can search for their local polling place. Users can also immediately request a trip there. If it’s your first ride with the company, the promotional code “VOTETODAY” takes $20 off the journey.
Uber’s rival Lyft is also offering a discount for voters. In 20 major cities around the country, riders can take 45 percent off the fare to the polling place from 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM local time. There’s no savings on the return journey, though.
While these services are quite helpful, there is another potential option if you live in an area without them and still want to vote. Give the local office of your preferred political party a call on Election Day because they both want as many supporters as possible at the ballot box. The groups often provide free transportation to the voting booth for anyone who needs it.