VIA to give free rides to voters on Election Day on Tuesday

Voters can go to any Bexar County polling site to cast a ballot

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VIA Metropolitan Transit is giving eligible voters a chance to get a free ride to a polling place on Election Day.

According to a news release, all the passenger needs to do is to show their voter registration card to the driver to get a free ride to any polling place.

The complimentary fare is part of the Ride VIA to Vote Initiative to get residents to the polls.

“The goal is to encourage civic engagement and participation among VIA customers and to provide transportation for voters who may not otherwise be able to get to and from their polling location,” the news release stated.

Complimentary service is available for bus, VIA Link, and VIAtrans paratransit service throughout the VIA service area on Nov. 7.

Officials said registered VIAtrans customers should schedule their trip by phone or online.

Since launching the Ride VIA to Vote initiative in March 2016, VIA has provided more than 2,000 trips for people traveling to or from a polling location.

For Tuesday’s election, voters can visit any Bexar County polling site to cast a ballot. Polling sites will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

You can look for a list of polling sites below or click here for a list of locations.

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