QUESTION: How can I get a ride to my polling place on Election Day if I don’t have a car?
ANSWER: There are many organizations helping voters get to the polls on Election Day. Here’s how you can get a ride:
GRTC buses make stops near polling locations. To find a route near you, click here.
The A Philip Randolph Institute is giving free rides to voters. You will need to call 804-228-1744 ahead of time to make an appointment.
Two shuttles will pick up early voters from two parking lots, VSU’s Randolph Farm and Church of the Epiphany on Smoketree Drive, and head to ballot drop-off sites.
Petersburg Area Transit will offer shuttle service on Election Day with fixed bus routes that will stop at each city polling place throughout the day prior to 6 a.m. when polls open, and just before they close at 7 p.m. You can find more information about the shuttle schedule here.
ELSEWHERE IN CENTRAL VIRGINIA
The Central Virginia Chapter of the A Philip Randolph Institute is offering free rides to voting locations with their program “taking souls to the polls.” They are serving the entire Richmond metro area from Ashland to Petersburg.
Lyft and Uber are giving discount rides to anyone going to a polling place on Election Day. If you would rather rent a car, Hertz is offering customers a free car on Election Day, at participating locations.
2020 ELECTION COVERAGE
- Two battleground states, Wisconsin and Arizona, certified their presidential election results Monday in favor of Joe Biden, even as President Donald Trump's legal team continued to dispute the results.
- A small number of ballots on Tuesday could decide an extremely short term in Congress as voters in Georgia pick the man who will succeed the civil rights legend John Lewis, if only for a few weeks.
- Gade teased a "major announcement" on social media over the weekend, leading to speculation he might step in to run in the Republican primary against State Senator Amanda Chase and former House Speaker Kirk Cox.
- Arizona officials certified the state's election results on Monday, formalizing Democrat Joe Biden’s narrow victory over Donald Trump even as the Republican president's attorneys continued to make baseless claims of fraud about the state's vote count.
- Arizona officials have certified Joe Biden’s narrow victory over President Donald Trump in the state.
- President Donald Trump said Sunday he was “ashamed” for endorsing the Republican governor of Georgia after he lost in the state to Democrat Joe Biden.
- Wisconsin has finished a recount of its presidential results, confirming Democrat Joe Biden’s victory over President Donald Trump in the key battleground state.
- Wisconsin finished a recount of its presidential results on Sunday, confirming Democrat Joe Biden's victory over President Donald Trump in the key battleground state. Trump vowed to challenge the outcome in court even before the recount concluded.
- President-elect Joe Biden has now surpassed 80 million votes, the most in history, with the final ballots still being counted.
- Milwaukee County completed its recount of presidential ballots Friday, finding only small changes in vote totals for one of the two Wisconsin counties recounting ballots, but President Donald Trump's attorneys appear ready for a legal challenge seeking to toss tens of thousands of ballots.