Not having transportation is no excuse not to get out and vote this year, especially since Zipcar has announced that they will be offering free rides on election day.
On November 8 between the hours of 6PM and 10PM, Zipcar is making 7,000 vehicles available for free, and people can start making reservations now to ensure their time slot.
The promotion is open to current Zipcar members as well as anyone who downloads the app before then and snags a spot.
The Zipcar vice president Andrew Daley released a statement about the decision to offer the cars free of charge.
“At Zipcar, we know our community of Zipsters are actively engaged in civic affairs and passionate about issues, but may also need quick and easy access to transportation in order to vote. We decided to do our part to #DRIVEtheVOTE by making cars free. Regardless of political affiliation or sentiment, we believe that voting is a civic duty, and we want to ensure that access to transportation isn’t a barrier to casting a ballot.”
The promotion is being called #DRIVEtheVOTE, and they are encouraging everyone to do so.