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City of Harrisburg voters can get a discounted ride up to 50% from Lyft on Election Day.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Matt Maisel, Communications Director
[email protected]
(717) 255-7295

HARRISBURG — Anyone who needs helping voting on Election Day can get a lift from Lyft.

The national ridesharing operation is offering 50% discounted rates for people going to the polls on November 8. Riders can preload the code VOTE22 before Election Day. Codes will be available to be used during voting hours, for a discount of up to $10. Riders can preload or activate the code directly in the Lyft app.

“We believe that everyone’s voice – and vote – deserves to be heard, and transportation should never be a barrier,” Lyft said in a statement. “That’s why this Election Day, Lyft is helping more people roll to the polls with access to discounted rideshare, bikeshare, and scooter rides.”

A list of polling locations in Harrisburg can be found here through the Dauphin County Elections website.

Voters can also drop off their pre-ordered ballot at the Dauphin County Administration Building, located at 2 South 2nd Street, Harrisburg, PA 17101. All ballots must be returned by 8 p.m. on Election Day, November 8.

According to Lyft, its Voting Access program was created to address real transportation barriers:

  • In 2016, an estimated 15 million people registered to vote but didn’t do so because of transportation issues. 
  • study from 2020 found that individuals without access to a car vote at significantly lower rates than those who have one. 
  • These barriers are faced by individuals across the demographic spectrum – an estimated 11.2 million older Americans have travel-limiting disabilities that make it difficult to leave home. And 29% of young people surveyed said they didn’t vote because they didn’t have a ride.
  • These numbers are even more severe for young people of color, who are 30% more likely to cite transportation as a barrier to voting than young white people. 

More information about the discounted rides and Lyft’s Voting Access program can be found here: https://www.lyft.com/blog/posts/lyft-announces-50-off-rideshare-bikeshare-and-scooter-rides-to-the-polls-on