BRIEF: Uber, Lyft offer half-priced rides to and from polls

Both Uber and Lyft have committed to providing 50 percent off round-trip rides to and from polls on Election Day, amongst other initiatives.

For Uber riders, this discount can be up to $7 per trip, or $14 for a round trip. For Lyft riders, the maximum discount is $10. Both ride services are also providing in-app voter registration.

Additionally, Uber is partnering with several organizations including Civic Alliance, National Voter Registration Day, Vote Early Day and Time to Vote to encourage people to volunteer as poll workers.

Meanwhile, Lyft is working with a number of nonprofit organizations to offer free rides to historically underserved communities. Lyft is also partnering with the National Disability Rights Network to provide free wheelchair-accessible vehicle ride credits to voters with disabilities.

A poll-finding feature has been added to the Uber app as well. Uber offered local governments in 17 states use of its Greenlight Hubs, which are typically used as help centers for its drivers, as polling places. The company has also announced a partnership between Uber Eats and Pizza to the Polls to launch food trucks. These food trucks will provide free food and music and will be found at various locations between Vote Early Day on Oct. 24 and Election Day on Nov. 3.

Learn more about Uber and Lyft’s voting initiatives on their websites.

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