CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The ride sharing app Lyft, says they will offer discounted rides to the polls on Election Day.
Lyft says, voters can take advantage of discounted rides using promo code VOTECHARLOTTE19. The code is valid for 50 percent off the ride (up to $10)*.
Lyft has also partnered with local nonprofit Urban League of Central Carolinas to provide rides free of cost for residents in underserved areas of the community where lack of transportation can create a barrier to voting.
Lyft’s program in Charlotte is part of its nationwide initiative to help voters more easily get to polling places.
Lack of transportation is one of the top-cited reasons young people don’t vote, and Lyft is using its platform to eliminate that hurdle.
First-time riders can download the Lyft app, available on iOS and Android, and follow the prompts to set up an account.