Uber Offering Free Rides to Polls on Election Day
For those of you who are worried about getting transportation to your local voting poll, worry no more.
On Thursday, Uber announced that they would be offering people free rides to the polls on Nov. 6. With important races going on -- including the highly-discussed Berkshire County District Attorney's race -- the ride sharing company wants to help make sure that everyone's vote can be cast.
"Using our technology and resources, we can help make it easier for every Uber rider in the U.S. to get to their polling place at the push of a button. We’re also partnering with nonprofit organizations to register voters before state deadlines and provide free rides to the polls on November 6," says CEO Dara Khosrowshahi in Thursday's announcement.
How can you take advantage of this? First, you have to download the app. On Election Day, you will be able to get to the "Get to the Polls" button to find your voting location and book your ride.
"Decisions get made by those who show up," Khosrowshahi said. "This Election Day, Uber will be doing what we can to make it easier for people to do just that. On November 6, I hope everyone does one thing: vote!"