Uber vs. Lyft…
First of all, both companies are offering discounts and/or free rides to voting booths, so please don’t let transportation stop you from hitting the polls! Second of all, after you vote, the Urban Events Global take on it is simple; pick the cheapest one for your trip (just get to the airport and let’s go!) We’ve added a code that will help you save up to $10 by downloading here!
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At Lyft, we’re working to improve lives by connecting people and their communities through the world’s best transportation. This Election Day (Tuesday, Nov. 6), we want to help people across America exercise their right to vote.
It is estimated that over 15 million people were registered but didn’t vote in 2016 because of transportation issues.1 That’s why we’re committed to providing 50% off rides across the country, and free rides to underserved communities that face significant obstacles to transportation.2 More details on our plan:
- Across the country, we’ll give away 50% off promo codes with our partners that encourage voter turnout. We’re thrilled to be working with Vote.org, Nonprofit Vote, TurboVote and more to help distribute codes to those who need them. We’ll also have a product integration to help passengers find their polling location.
- For underserved communities, we’ll provide rides free of cost through nonpartisan, nonprofit partners, including Voto Latino, local Urban League affiliates, and the National Federation of the Blind.
We know that getting to the polls is only one part of the voting process. We’re also committed to making it easier to register to vote and learn about important ballot initiatives. We’re partnering with When We All Vote and National Voter Registration Day to ensure Lyft’s passengers, drivers, and broader community are prepared for Election Day. We’ll:
- Remind Lyft passengers about voter registration deadlines using various social media and platform tools (e.g. push notifications)
- Give drivers voter registration handouts and key voter information at Hub locations
- Offer in-office voter registration for employees at our offices
- Offer comprehensive, online voter information through our partner organizations
- Encourage our community to make a plan in advance for Election Day, which has a proven impact on voter turnout rates3
Your voice is important! We’re excited to help make it heard in this year’s elections.
1“Why Youth Don’t Vote – Differences by Race and Education”, Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning & Engagement (CIRCLE)
2A Pew study from 2014 showed that nearly half of nonvoters (46%) have family incomes under $30,000, compared with 19% of likely voters. And 43% of those who are not likely to cast ballots this Fall are Hispanic, African American or other racial and ethnic minorities, roughly double the percentage among likely voters (22%). (Pew Research Center – “The Party of Nonvoters”)
3“How Science Can Help Get Out the Vote” – Scientific American
“Do You Have a Voting Plan? : Implementation Intentions, Voter Turnout, and Organic Plan Making” – David W. Nickerson and Todd Rogers, Harvard University
Lyft promo codes and free rides are offered in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations, subject to Lyft’s terms and conditions, and is not intended to induce, nor is it conditioned on, the act of voting or voting for or against any particular candidate or measure.
With the 2018 elections around the corner, many organizations and companies across the country are going the extra mile to support our democratic process. At Uber, we want to do our part, too—by helping voters register and get to the polls on Election Day.
Using our technology and resources, we can help make it easier for every Uber rider in the U.S. to get to their polling place at the push of a button. We’re also partnering with nonprofit organizations to register voters before state deadlines and provide free rides to the polls on November 6.
Here’s what we are doing to make it easier for citizens everywhere to cast their vote:
- Get to the Polls Button: On Tuesday, November 6, anyone in the U.S. will be able to quickly find their polling place and book a ride to go vote—with just a few taps in the Uber app. (Make sure you’re using the latest version of the app.)
- Free Rides to the Polls: To help the millions of Americans who cite transportation barriers as the reason they don’t vote, we’ll be partnering with #VoteTogether and Democracy Works to provide free rides to the polls.
- Helping Riders and Drivers Register to Vote: To help support voter registration efforts, Uber has partnered with When We All Vote to provide our customers with easy-to-use voter registration tools. Earlier this week, we began sharing registration resources with riders through the Uber app.
We will also be emailing information about how to register to vote to drivers and delivery partners across the United States. And between now and Election Day, we’ll be hosting voter registration drives at more than 125 U.S. Greenlight Hub locations around the country to help register as many eligible voters as possible before their state’s deadline. These driver support centers will have local registration resources on hand, so drivers and delivery partners—or anyone else who wants to—can come easily register to vote in person. Find a Greenlight Hub near you at uber.com/drive.
- Uber for Campaigns: Any campaign or organization can use our existing Uber for Business offering to purchase and distribute promo codes for rides to the polls on Election Day. More information is available atuber.com/business.
Decisions get made by those who show up. This Election Day, Uber will be doing what we can to make it easier for people to do just that. On November 6, I hope everyone does one thing: vote!
Any promo codes or free rides under the Uber Drives the Vote program are offered to individuals by our partner organizations and in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations, subject to Uber’s terms and conditions. Any such offer is not intended to induce, nor is it conditioned on, the act of voting, refraining from voting or voting for or against any particular candidate, political party or measure.