The Ride to Vote: Use Lyft to Exercise Your Right
In the 2015 federal election, 48% of non-voters cited health concerns and the demands of everyday life as a reason for not casting a ballot. Of these non-voters, 12% reported having an illness or disability and 23% reported being too busy.1
To help eliminate these barriers, we’re making election day a little easier by giving Toronto and Ottawa voters 50% off rides to the polls on Oct. 21. And for those who have trouble accessing the polls because of an illness or a disability, we’ll be working with our local partners to provide free rides to vote on Election Day.
More details on our plan:
We’ll be providing 50% off rides to the polls* in Ottawa and throughout the Greater Toronto Hamilton Area with code VOTE1021CA.
We’ve partnered with United Way Greater Toronto, the largest non-governmental funder of community services in the GTA, to distribute free Election Day rides to those who need them most.
We’re working with Apathy is Boring to help get youth (18-34) to the polls on Election Day. Through this partnership, Apathy is Boring will be distributing discounted rides to their network — and providing free rides to youth with mobility issues.
“Apathy is Boring believes in reducing barriers to getting youth to the polls on Election Day and that partnering with Lyft will make travel for the youth who need it, more affordable,” says Daniele-Jocelyne Otou, Communications Manager for Apathy is Boring.
Your voice is important! We’re excited to help make it heard in this year’s federal election.
1. Reasons for not voting in the federal election, October 19, 2015