During the election season, Lyft wanted to make sure everyone in the United States had a chance to vote,media reported. To that end, the ride-on service will offer free and discounted taxi services to voters throughout the primaries and general elections. This is an extension of Lyft’s 2018 project.
Lyft said in a statement that every citizen who wants to exercise basic voting rights should have reliable and affordable voting channels, regardless of income, age, location or political position, “but in the last presidential election, it was estimated that more than 15 million eligible voters did not vote.” It’s largely because they have no way to vote. “
Lyft’s free and discounted voting ride is understood to have begun on February 3rd in the Iowa caucuses and will continue to be available during all pre-election primaries and caucuses.
Now, the League of Women, the National Federation of the Blind, the Student Colleges of America, the National Urban League and the Voto Latin Fo The fund is working with Lyft to launch a taxi service directly to those who they believe are most in need of going to the polling station.
Lyft did not immediately respond to a request for comment.