San Diego

Lyft, Uber, Lime Offer Discounted or Free Rides This Election Day

Lyft, Uber and the electric scooter company Lime are joining the push to get out the vote this Election Day. 

Each app is offering their own discounts to San Diego residents that need help getting to and from the polls on November 6. 

Lyft has partnered with Buzzfeed to help people across America exercise their right to vote. They are offering 50-percent off rides to the polls throughout the county on Election Day along with free rides in certain zip codes.

Uber is offering $10 off a single ride to the polls on Election Day on the most affordable Uber option available in your city.

The ride-hailing services will make a promo code available to users in their app on Election Day, just make sure to have the most recent version of the apps. 

For Lime, just enter the code LIME2VOTE18 to unlock any of their full fleet of shared bikes, e-bikes and e-scooters for a free ride to and from your polling location up to 30-minutes.

The Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement found that for prospective voters, especially those between ages 18 and 29, lack of transportation is one of the biggest detriments to voting.

Roughly 19 percent of college voters and 35 percent of other young voters failed to vote in 2016 because they lacked a way to get to a polling station.

According to the respective transportation companies, these promotions are available due to donations from nonprofits like Voto Latino, the National Federation of the Blind, Democracy Works, and the San Diego-based, Faith in Action.

For a break-down of issues affecting San Diego County voters, see NBC 7's Election Day Guide here

If you are facing any other obstacles to the polls, call Election Protection at 866-OUR-VOTE (866-687-8683) or visit here.

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