California-based transportation company Lime announced today it will provide free e-scooter rides on Election Day to reduce barriers to voting.
App users should use the promotional code LIMETOPOLLS2020 to gain access to two free rides up to 30 minutes long. This is the company’s second election offering free rides after doing so for midterm elections in 2018.
“Healthcare, climate change and the future of so many cities we serve are on the ballot in 2020,” said Lime CEO Wayne Ting in a press release. “At Lime, we’re focused on doing all we can to register voters, ease access to polls, and encourage our riders to vote.”
Through this initiative Lime hopes to provide an option for voters who are concerned about cost, lack of car ownership, or the safety of public transit during the pandemic. The company has also joined forces with both Power the Polls to encourage riders to become poll workers, and electionday.org to provide employees with time to cast their vote on or before Nov. 3.
To find your available polling locations for this year’s election, visit votehillsboroughcounty.org. A rep for Lime told Creative Loafing Tampa Bay that the company has 600 of its e-scooters were left in Tampa Bay.
UPDATED: 10/06/20 3:05 p.m. Updated with the no. of Lime scooters in Tampa Bay.
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