Published on October 23rd, 2012 | by NSB Observer0
Ride Free to the Polls with Your Voter ID
Getting to the polls this election 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 Election Day for registered voters. Transportation to voting sites throughout the county for early voting Oct. 27 – Nov. 3, 2012, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and to the general election polls on Tuesday, Nov. 6 will be provided free to Votran riders who show a valid voter ID. Be sure to check the Votran schedule for arrival and departure times in your area.
“The Ride Free to the Polls with Your Voter ID program provides voters with a lack of personal transportation an equal opportunity to vote,” according to Ann McFall, Volusia County’s Supervisor of Elections. Residents with a voter’s registration card can ride Votran free to the polls for the primary and general elections.
“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. 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.
“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.”