Need A Ride To Vote? Here’s How To Get Reliable Transportation To The Polls

Reliable transportation can be a huge barrier to getting people to the polls.

Here in Ohio, you have the option to vote by mail, but if you prefer to cast your ballot in person, there are a few ways you can get to your local polling station.

Right now, all COTA Bus routes are free due to the pandemic. Which means that you can hop on and hop off to go cast your vote without spending a dime. You can plan your route using the COTA website here.

Community Development for All People is offering rides for residents in the 43205, 43206, and 43207 zip codes, and you can call 614-445-7342 or message them on social media for more information.

Columbus Stand Up is offering free rides to the polls for early voters and they’re also looking for drivers. If you’d like to grab or give a ride, you can visit their website right here.

If you’d like to stick with a more traditional car service, both Uber and Lyft are offering discounted rides on Election Day. For Uber, the trip is capped at $14 (there and back). Lyft is offering 50% off (up to $10) on Election Day rides to a polling place or ballot dropbox, all you have to do is use the code 2020VOTE.

Whether you’re voting early or heading to the polls on Election Day, I just want to say thanks for participating in our democracy! Let’s go vote, Columbus.

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