Rideshare company Lyft wants more people to vote this election season.
During the 2016 general election, it’s estimated that about 40-percent of eligible voters didn’t cast a ballot. About 15 million couldn’t get there because they didn’t have a ride.
Lyft says on their blog that every citizen who wants to exercise their fundamental right to vote should have reliable, affordable access to the polls — regardless of income, age, zip code, or political affiliation.
In 2018, Lyft offered 50-percent off rides. This year, several non-profits like League of Women Voters, the National Federation of the Blind, the Student Veterans of America, the National Urban League, and the Voto Latino Foundation are teaming with the riding company. The rides will be allocated through those organizations.
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