More ways to get to the polls for free on Election Day

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More ways to get to the polls for free on Election Day

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Roll to the polls on a Motivate bike-share ride.
Roll to the polls on a Motivate bike-share ride.

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2016%2f10%2f18%2f6f%2f2016101865slbw.6b8ca.6b5d9By Sasha Lekach

If you still don’t know how you’re getting to your polling place on Election Day, you have more than a few options.

Lyft-owned bike-share company Motivate announced late Sunday night that its bicycles would be free to rent on Nov. 6 in the San Francisco Bay Area, Boston, Chicago, Columbus, Jersey City, New York City, Portland, Minneapolis, and Washington, D.C. Those systems include Citi Bike in New York, Divvy in Chicago, Bluebikes in Boston, Capital Bikeshare in D.C., and Ford GoBike in the Bay Area.

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The code BIKETOVOTE will work on the bike-share apps in all participating cities except Chicago. In Chicago, Divvy riders can use the code VOTE18. All provide a free day pass so you can pedal to the polls at no cost. But you do have to sign up and have a bike-share account and app.

Greyhound bus service is offering students with .edu email addresses 50 percent off bus tickets to go home, or wherever they are registered to vote. Students have to sign up with their school emails by the end of Monday. Once signed up for Greyhound’s Road Rewards program, they’ll receive a discount code on Tuesday and need to book half-off travel by the end of Wednesday.

The discount code is for all travel between Nov. 5 and 7, so students can head home, vote, and make it back to campus. Hopefully students far from home signed up for vote-by-mail ballots.

These voting transportation deals came after Lime gave out a promo code for a free bike or scooter ride on voting day. Uber and Lyft also have voting day promos, including free rides.

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