BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – Two Western New York organizations are teaming up to make sure everyone makes their way to the polls on election day.
Whether you can’t find child care, you don’t have a car, or you’re finances are tight, there’s a way to make your vote count.
If you can’t find a way to get to your polling place, Liberty Cab will drive you there and back for free.
President, Bill Yuhnke said, “There should be no reason for a person not to get out and vote. Especially if transportation is the issue to get you there.”
The company is teaming up with the Clean Air Coalition.
Executive Director Rachel Newberry said, “If this is one less thing that they need to think about that day, that means that we did our job.”
The Clean Air Coalition has been registering new voters in Buffalo and the Town of Tonawanda since August. For some people this may be their first time voting. But community members are often strapped with different issues that could keep them from the polls.
Newberry said, “It’s a very crucial election. There are a lot of issues on the table that impact peoples lives, peoples health, peoples ability to be safe in their communities and we hope people understand this is the time to get out and vote.”
So these leaders want to make sure this election is all inclusive. Yuhnke said, “Bring your kids to the polls, the disabled community we have 17- wheelchair accessible vehicles. So even if you’re in a wheelchair, we can get you to vote this coming Tuesday.”
Other companies across the country are jumping on board with this idea too. If you’re interested you can call Liberty Cab at 877.7111 and use the code LibertyRide2Vote.
On Tuesday November 8th, the polls will be open from 6am until 9pm. You can find your polling place by calling the Erie County Board of Elections: 858.8891