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Local Groups Offer Rides to Polling Places

By Submitted Report
The Tube City Almanac
October 22, 2020
Posted in: Announcements, Politics & Elections

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Take Action Mon Valley is one of several groups that is offering free transportation to polling places on Election Day.

A spokeswoman said the non-profit group will provide Allegheny County voters in McKeesport, Duquesne, Clairton, Braddock, Rankin, West Mifflin and nearby communities with free rides via Lyft, Uber or in a volunteer’s vehicle.

That includes transportation Sunday (Oct. 25) to the county’s satellite polling place at CCAC South Campus in West Mifflin, where absentee and vote-by-mail ballots may be deposited in person, or to the polls on Nov. 3.

To request a ride in from TAMV, call or text (412) 440-8268.

Other groups offering free rides to the polls include the Black Political Empowerment Project, or B-PEP. B-PEP is offering free transportation to the Allegheny County elections office, downtown Pittsburgh; to satellite polling locations on Sunday; or to the polls on Election Day, Nov. 3.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, B-PEP asks anyone seeking a ride to the polls to wear a mask, use hand sanitizer, sit in the back seat on the passenger side, roll down a window to maximize fresh air, and have no more than one rider per car or three riders per van.

To arrange a ride from B-PEP before Election Day, anywhere in Allegheny County, call (412) 212-8775.  

On Election Day, call (412) 434-0919 to arrange a ride.

The Voter Empowerment Education & Enrichment Movement, or VEEEM, is also offering rides to the polls on Nov. 3. VEEEM is a non-profit, non-partisan, faith-based organization dedicated to increasing voter turnout.
To schedule a pick-up by VEEEM, call SD Transit (412) 242-1998 at least 24 hours in advance.

Uber and Lyft are offering voters discounted rides to the polls on Nov. 3, the spokeswoman said. Uber is offering 50 percent off round-trip rides to and from the polls, while Lyft is offering 50 percent off one ride, up to $10, by using the promo code 2020VOTE on Election Day.

Originally published October 22, 2020.

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