Some transit companies are trying to make it easier for voters to vote for tomorrow’s midterm election – offering free or discounted rides to encourage people to cast their ballots.
Lime – short-lived electronic bike and scooter rental company – said in a press release that it would be offering free trips to the Bronx elections on Tuesday. The offer includes two free rides on any Lime e-scooter with promotional code LIMETOTHEPOLLS2022 for up to 30 minutes each way from election to voting.
Bronxites will have the opportunity to cast their vote tomorrow for a number of candidates and ballot measures – including the governor’s chair as well as seats in the US Senate and House of Representatives and the New York State Senate and Assembly.
According to the press release, this is the third election year the company has implemented its “Lime to the Poll” initiative to reduce transportation barriers for eligible voters. As the last Bronx Times reported, more than 800 Bronxites attended the election during last August’s primary election.
“We are proud to once again partner with New York City and NYC Vote to make our Bronx neighbors easier to get to and from elections, encouraging them to participate in their democracy,” Nicole Yearwood – Lyme senior manager of government relations of the – said in the release. “We look forward to continuing to support civic engagement in New York City for years to come.”
Lyft is offering discounted rates tomorrow to help close the transportation barrier gap.
According to a release, the company will be offering 50% discounts of up to $10 on both its rideshare program and Citi Bike Trips. According to a tweet from Lyft, the campaign code will be applied automatically on Election Day.
️ DROP PROMO CODE ️
Enter the code VOTE22 into your Lyft app for 50% off (up to $10) on your ride to the polls on Election Day ️ pic.twitter.com/b7uUiRZfDP
— Lyft (@lyft) 1 November 2022
Early voting, which was signed into law in 2019 by former Gov. Andrew Cuomo, began on October 29. More than 39,000 Bronxites cast their ballots during the early voting period of this year, according to unofficial data from the New York City Board of Elections.
To find your polling place, go to findmypollsite.vote.nyc, Voting is open Tuesday from 6 am to 9 pm and preliminary results will be available tomorrow night.