Need a way to get to the polls? These ridesharing services want to help

Posted at 8:52 AM, Nov 07, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-07 10:45:41-05

Need a way to get to the polls? Several popular ridesharing services want to make sure you get there with ease. 

Uber, Lyft and Zipcar are celebrating Election Day with new features and/or deals to get you to your polling location.


If you open the Uber app on November 8th, you'll be reminded that it's Election Day.

An in-app feature will show you your polling location and let you hail a ride with just a couple of taps. It's all thanks to a partnership with Google.

If you're new to Uber, the code VOTETODAY will get you $20 off your first ride.


Zipcar also wants to make the voting process zippy.

The car share company announced it's making select cars free between 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. Tuesday.

Zipcar is calling on members to take the cars, pick up some friends - and vote.


Lyft is also offering a promotion. Lyft confirms it will be giving riders 45 percent off the trip to their polling place. It's meant to celebrate electing the 45th president. 

But it's just a one way discount. 

The promotion runs from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. tomorrow and can be accessed through the company's Deal of the Week email.

If you're a first time rider, the code NOVEMBER8TH will get you $5 off your first 10 rides.

Happy voting!