BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Massachusetts voters are being offered discounted rides to and from the polls this election day.
In an effort to help those in needs of reliable transportation on Tuesday, Uber said all customers will be given 50 percent off trips to and from their local polling station.
"In 2016, 14 percent of eligible voters noted transportation as a barrier to voting," the company said. "With the health crisis we are confronting now, it is likely to be an even bigger challenge for many residents in 2020."
On election day, voters can use the Uber app's poll-finding feature to locate their polling place and request a ride, with 50 percent off roundtrip (up to $7 each trip, or up to $14 for the two trips).
Uber said the discount offer also applies to bikes and scooters. Polling places in Massachusetts will be open 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, November 3rd.
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