Decision 2022: How to get free, discounted rides to the polls on Election Day

‘If someone would like to vote, transportation should not be an issue. '

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ROANOKE, Va. – If you don’t have a way to get to the polls on Election Day, there are a few ways you can score a free or discounted ride.

Roanoke’s Hamlar-Curtis Funeral Home & Crematory

Hamlar-Curtis Funeral Home & Crematory is offering Roanoke City residents free rides to the polls Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

“If someone would like to vote, transportation should not be an issue. We are just trying to do our civic duty,” says CEO and Owner Michael L. Hamlar. “This is a non-partisan effort.”

Those who need a ride are asked to contact the funeral home at info@hamlar-curtis.com or by phone at 540-344-1271.

Danville Transit

Danville Transit is providing free bus service as well for those in Southside who wish to vote.

The service will be available for all Danville Transit operations, such as fixed-route and reservation-based services.

Fixed route service will take you to a majority of poll locations in the area and the reservation-based ‘Reserve a Ride’ is a door-to-door service.

Lyft

You can also get a 50% discount with Lyft by using promo code VOTE22. The code will be available to use during voting hours and can help you save up to $10.

Uber

Through Power the Polls, Uber is giving poll workers a free ride to and from the polls on Election Day. Poll workers must sign up to qualify.


To cast your ballot, make sure you have you bring an acceptable form of identification, which includes a Virginia driver’s license, ID card, passport or a bill containing your name and address.

If you didn’t make the deadline to register to vote, don’t worry, you can still vote today using a provisional ballot.

Polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Click here to find your assigned polling place.

10 News will continue to update this article as we learn of more locations offering free/discounted rides


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Jazmine Otey joined the 10 News team in February 2021.