Uber and Lyft will provide location guidelines for the polling stations for the mid-term elections.


Uber and Lyft will provide location guidelines for the polling stations for the mid-term elections.

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The polling-station locator will be available to anyone living in the United States, but it is primarily targeted at suburban or suburban voters who often live beyond the walking distance of their polling sites. Although governments and political parties run a variety of websites where voters can find their voting information, pairing with transport services is clearly more intuitive and effective.

The poll shows that the enthusiasm of voters this year is at its highest level in history, but if history can be used as an indicator, the majority of eligible voters actually choose to stay at home. The Center for Civic Learning and Participation Information and Research estimates that about 15 million people did not vote in the 2016 election because they had no means of transportation to vote.

In view of this, Uber and Lyft hope that it can contribute to the turnout. "With our technology and resources, we can help every Uber user in the United States vote quickly by clicking on a cell phone." Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi said in her blog post.

Transport companies will also work with two government organizations, Vote Together and Democracy Works, to provide free rides to voters in certain communities. Uber will also share information on voter registration through applications to help registered drivers and drivers to vote. This week, all Uber drivers received an e-mail to encourage them to register for voting.

In August, Lyft said it planned to give a 50% promotional code to GOTV partners to encourage voters to vote.


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