With Election Day fast approaching, lots of folks will be looking for ways to get to their polling places, which is where Lyft comes in … with a major assist for thousands of voters.
A rep for the rideshare co. tells TMZ … their team has already helped mobilize nearly 30,000 people with a transportation plan on Nov. 3. They’re also helping voters to make sure they’re registered.
Might seem like small potatoes, but since every vote counts in this election — it’s actually a big deal. Lyft says they’ve achieved this via their Voting Access Hub, along with countless partnerships in a comprehensive push to get out the vote.
Lyft’s also offering sweet deals on Election Day for folks who need a lift to the polling place.
It’ll be cheaper than usual to use Lyft that day — and it could be straight-up free, depending on your circumstance. Lyft says it’s offering 50% off one ride with a $10 max discount, one way. The code to get the discount is 2020VOTE.
For folks in underserved communities, they’ll have the opportunity to get a ride on the house.
Lyft is partnering with orgs like Nike, More Than a Vote, Vote.org, Black Women’s Roundtable, Sony Music Group, Plus 1 Vote … and even John Legend, who’s focusing on getting transportation for formerly incarcerated people who are eligible to vote.
A Herculean effort, really … but it’s now or never, right?