Need a lift? Uber offering free rides to the polls on Election Day


The 2018 midterm elections are just around the corner and if you need a ride to the polls on Nov. 6? Ride-sharing app Uber has you covered. The company is planning to offer free rides on Election Day as part of a larger effort to “drive the vote” by going the extra mile to support the democratic process.

To help the millions of Americans who cite transportation barriers as the reason they don’t vote, Uber will be partnering with #VoteTogether and Democracy Works to provide free rides to the polls.

Uber’s decisions follows that of its primary competitor, Lyft‘s August announcement that the company will offer riders half-off rides booked anywhere in the U.S. on Nov. 6 in conjunction with and TurboVote who will help distribute the nationwide 50 percent off code that can be used within the Lyft app. According to Fortune,  Lyft is working with groups such as Voto Latino to help get underserved communities to their polling stations.