Election 2020 FAQ: How can I get a ride to my polling place on Election Day if I don’t have a car?

2020 Election
Curbside voting

The Bon Air Community Center is offering curbside voting. (Photo: Tyler Thrasher)

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:

RICHMOND

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.

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY

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

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.

Check out the complete FAQ, a list of answers to voters’ biggest questions

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