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Sat Nov 3, 2018, 10:11 AM

You know an older American who needs a ride to the polls on Nov 6th?

https://www.aarp.org/politics-society/government-elections/info-2018/voting-transportation.html

Ride-booking apps
Uber: The ride service has committed to mobilizing voters by offering Election Day promo codes worth $10 off a ride to your polling place. Be sure to read Uber’s instructions on how to take advantage of the promotion, which will apply only to the lowest-cost ride type available in your city.

Lyft: Lyft is also offering 50 percent off rides to the polls. In certain underserved areas, the company is working with nonprofit partners to provide free transportation. More details are available online.


Other private services
Arrive Rides and GoGoGrandparent: These concierge services allow you to request a ride with Uber or Lyft, but without having to use a smartphone. Registered users can call the Arrive Rides or GoGoGrandparent hotlines from a cellphone or landline to request a car. Rides can also be booked in advance.

Greatcall: Are you a Greatcall customer? The company has partnered with Lyft so users with Jitterbug phones can press zero to speak to an operator, who will request a ride on their behalf.


Local options
Paratransit: For voters with disabilities, paratransit services offered by local transit agencies can be a way to use public transportation to get to the polls. Contact your Area Agency on Aging or transit provider for details.

Local companies: Many local companies offer dial-a-ride or van services. To find one, use the Eldercare Locator and search “Transportation” options, then filter results by zip code.

Volunteer services: A network of volunteer-run ride services provides no-cost rides nationwide. Search for programs in your state using this map.


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Sat Nov 3, 2018, 10:24 AM

1. A bunch of us, Maplewood, N.J. are on register to offer rides to anyone who needs one.

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Sat Nov 3, 2018, 10:27 AM

2. In Madison, Wisconsin

Union Cab is offering free rides to the polls and back.

(608) 242-2000

https://www.unioncab.com

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