Ride free to the polls with your voter ID
August 13, 2014
Getting to the polls this election season will be a little easier for Volusia County voters. Votran and the Volusia County Elections Office are partnering to offer free rides to the polls for registered voters. Transportation to early voting sites, primary election polls Aug. 26, and the general election polls Nov. 4 will be provided free to Votran riders with a valid voter ID.
“The program provides voters who lack personal transportation an equal opportunity to vote,” said Ann McFall, Volusia County’s supervisor of elections.
The “Ride free with your voter ID” program also is available to residents registered with Votran’s Gold Service. Gold Service users must schedule their trip a day in advance. 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.
“We are excited to partner with Votran again,” said McFall. “This program opens the voting process to many residents who have been unable to vote. This is a great example of county services working together.”
For more information on Votran, please contact Votran customer service at 386-761-7700 in Daytona Beach, 386-424-6800 in New Smyrna Beach, or 386-943-7033 in West Volusia. Visit Votran on the web at www.Votran.org.
Votran riders are encouraged to visit www.votran.org and click the “subscribe” button at the bottom of the homepage to receive timely notices about bus service changes. The website also provides up-to-date alerts and real-time bus information.