League of Women Voters of Southeast Alabama Providing Free Rides for VotersMatt Boster
Posted by: Matt Boster
Date: Oct 08 2020 9:08 AM
DOTHAN, Alabama – October 8, 2020 – The League of Women Voters of Southeast Alabama (LWV of SEAL) has received a League of Women Voters US – Lyft grant to provide voters with free rides to in-person absentee voting and to the polls.
Beginning October 15th, voters can contact the LWV of SEAL to receive a one-time code that can be used as an up to $30.00 credit ($15.00 each way) for a Lyft ride to vote and then back home. Voters may use these free ride codes to travel to do in-person absentee voting starting October 15th through October 29th, and to vote on Election Day, Tuesday, November 3rd.
“Access to reliable, affordable transportation is limited for many citizens in Southeast Alabama” said Stephanie Butler, chair of the LWV of SEAL. “Our mission is to expand voting access to all eligible citizens. We are grateful to the LWVUS and Lyft for responding to our request to serve Wiregrass citizens who want to participate in the democratic process.”
Lyft is expanding their “Ride to Vote” work that was begun in 2018 because, “no matter how you choose to cast your vote, access to transportation should not be a barrier. But in the last presidential election, it’s estimated that more than 15 million eligible voters didn’t go to the polls in large part because they lacked a way to get there. And COVID-19 has added even more complexities to exercising the right to vote.”
To request a Lyft free ride code, contact LWV of SEAL by email at [email protected] or text at 334-714-4659.
To find out if there are Lyft drivers available in your area download the Lyft app on your phone or go to Lyft.com. Limited quantity available. Limit one per user. Lyft promo codes and discounts are offered in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations and cannot be combined with other ride credit or offers. Offer of promo code is not intended to induce, nor is it conditioned on, the act of voting, or voting for or against any particular person or measure. Subject to Lyft's Terms of Service