Today, Lime offers free rides to the Bronx voting polls for Election Day.
Lime, the short-term electric bike and scooter rental firm, said in a press release that it will provide two free trips of up to 30 minutes, to and from the Bronx polls (voting center, post office, or drop box), on any Lime e-scooter (Gen4 e-scooters and e-bikes). You can now use the code LIMETOTHEPOLLS2022.
Lime To The Polls
Lime’s #LimeToThePolls2022 campaign aims to address transportation concerns and promote voting turnout. The campaign also teaches people about the elections. It provides educational resources and free rides throughout voting in all qualifying U.S. cities on Election Day.
In a press release, Lime stated that this is the third election year that the company has conducted its “Lime to the Polls” project.
“We are proud to once again partner with the City of New York and NYC Votes to encourage our Bronx neighbors to participate in their democracy by making it easier to get to and from the polls,” Lime’s Government Relations Senior Manager Nicole Yearwood said in the release.
She also said that they look “forward to continuing to support civic engagement in New York City in the years to come.”
Lime is promoting the event on their social media platforms. You can download the free app and follow the instructions to take advantage of the free offer.
In addition, Lyft is also offering discounted prices to mitigate transportation concerns on Election Day.
According to a press release, Lyft would provide a 50% discount of up to $10 off its ridesharing service as well as Citi Bike trips.
Lyft tweeted that the special code will be applied automatically on Election Day.
According to an earlier Bronx Times report, around 800 Bronxites rode to the polls during the August primary election.
New Yorkers will cast their votes between Democrat Hochul and Republican Zeldin for the gubernatorial seat. New York voters will also choose between Hochul’s campaign partner, Lt. Gov. Anthony Delgado, and Zeldin’s running mate, Alison Esposito, for lieutenant governor.
Check out our article about New York City’s Midterm Elections here.
People will also cast their votes for attorney general, comptroller, state senators, state assembly members, ballot measures, and other local and special contests.
In 2019, former New York City Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed early voting starting October 29 into law. To cast your votes this Election Day, the polls in the city are open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Find your polling place by visiting findmypollsite.vote.nyc. Preliminary results will be available tonight, November 8.