Uber, Lyft, and Zipcar Launch Election Day Promos to Help Voters Get to the Polls

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    Ahead of Election Day in the United States tomorrow, November 8, a collection of popular iOS and Android ride-hailing apps have launched promos for customers to more easily make it to their polling location before the 8PM deadline (via BuzzFeed). As the biggest ride-hailing app in the U.S., Uber [Direct Link] recently announced that starting tomorrow an action sheet will pop up when users launch the app, reminding them to vote.

    Through a partnership with Google, the prompt will also include a way for users to find their polling place, add it as a destination, and use Uber to make it to the polls. Uber said that the small update was implemented because the company wants "to make getting to and from your polling place easier than ever." As a blanket rule, polls open 6AM and close at 8PM.

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    Another popular taxiing app, Lyft [Direct Link], is angling its Election Day promotion as more of a money-saver for its customers (via The Verge). In twenty select markets, Lyft riders will be able to get a 45 percent discount on one ride between 7AM and 8PM tomorrow, although the return trip does not receive a similar discount.

    Lyft's promotion is limited to the following cities: Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Miami, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Nashville, New Orleans, New York City and New Jersey, Orange County, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Portland, Raleigh, San Diego, and Washington. Eligible customers in these cities can check their inbox for a promotional email from Lyft and take advantage of the 45 percent discount in the Deals of the Week section of the app.

    Car-sharing company Zipcar [Direct Link] is offering 7,000 of its vehicles completely free of charge on Election Day to customers riding to the polls. Of course, limitations apply, including the fact that a free Zipcar can only be taken between the limiting, last-minute window of 6PM and 10PM on the night of November 8. Users can reserve a Zipcar now, although supplies of the 7,000 rides available are likely to be limited.

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  2. kingpushup macrumors regular

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    This pro-voting stuff always inspires me. YMCA is providing free child care, and let's hope for some Ben & Jerry's ice cream :)
     
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    If voting actually mattered, they wouldn't let you do it.
     
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    Right now it's like choosing between Nero and Caligula.
    What could go wrong?
     
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    Congress has the real power, not the Executive, Congress can override any veto and thus pass any law that is Constitutional. The Executive can only carry out the laws passed by Congress.
     
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    Good on ya folks..keep this up and I'll have to rethink my position on tech companies
     
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    You're on a tech-centric forum...
     
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    Good for them, no matter who one supports or doesn't, we should all be exercising our right to vote. Many people have fought and died to give us this privilege.
     
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    Did you take a glance at my username?
     
  10. Avenged110 macrumors 6502

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    Nice iOS 6 status bar on the left. #iOS6ForLife
     
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    Voting does make a difference and life has improved dramatically over the past two centuries.
     
  12. miniyou64 macrumors 6502

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    Dramatically improving standards of living have nothing to do with pretending to choose a ruler every 4 years.
     
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    We aren't choosing a ruler.
     

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