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Ride free to the polls with your voter ID
October 17, 2016
Getting to the polls this election will be a little easier for Volusia County voters. Votran and the Volusia County Elections Office are again partnering to offer free rides to the polls for registered voters. Transportation to voting sites will be provided free to Votran riders who show a valid voter ID for early voting from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Oct. 24 to Nov. 5 and for the general election on Tuesday, Nov. 8. The Votran schedule is posted at www.Votran.org.
“This service ensures that everyone has the same opportunity to vote, and we are pleased to be able to offer this service to Volusia County residents,” said Votran General Manager Steven Sherrer.
In addition to being offered to riders of Votran’s fixed routes, the “ride free with your voter ID” program is available to residents registered for Votran’s Gold Service. Gold Service users must schedule their trip a day in advance and show voter ID. Gold Service is available to persons who, because of physical or mental disability or age, are unable to transport themselves and cannot use fixed-route bus service, Sherrer explained.
“I am excited to continue this partnership with Votran,” said Lisa Lewis, supervisor of elections. “This is a wonderful example of county services working together.”
For more information, visit Votran on the web at www.Votran.org.