Election Day is finally here and there is a lot at stake in the polls in both Carolinas. This is your chance to make your voice heard and set the stage for the future of your state and country. If you need help getting to the polls today you have options. Below you will find multiple ways to get a free ride to the polls or a discounted ride. Other options include carpooling with neighbors or family. You’ll also find answers to some of the most asked questions about voting across North and South Carolina. Do you need ID? What are your rights?

Make sure to educate yourself on the issues and candidates and vote for who you feel is the best choice for the job. You should not let others coerce you into voting a certain way. You can also take your time on the ballot to make sure that you are picking the correct candidate to vote for. And most of all don’t let the lack of a ride keep you from exercising your civic duty. It’s Election Day America, enjoy it. (But also why is this not a federal holiday?).

Ways To Get A Free or Discounted Ride The Polls In 2022

  • CATS, LNYX

    All bus routes and the LYNX Blue Line and Gold Line are free to ride today, November 8th. You can get more info and find a route that works to get you to your polling place on the CATS Website.

  • Lime Scooters

    If you live in a neighborhood with an abundance of scooters today that will come in handy. You can use promo code LIMETOTHEPOLLS2022 to get your ride for free.  Get more info here.

  • Lyft

    You can use code VOTE22 to get 50% off your fare to and from the polls this election day. Get more info here or download the Lyft app.

  • Get More Info About Voting

  • Find Your Polling Place

    Make sure you know where you are headed. Unlike early voting, if you vote on Election Day you must do so at your assigned polling location. If you are not sure where that is you can look it up with the state board of elections. Here is the website for North Carolina: https://vt.ncsbe.gov/pplkup/  and if you are registered in South Carolina you can check your polling site here.

  • Know Your Rights

    Your rights

    • If the polls close while you’re still in line, stay in line – you have the right to vote.
    • If you make a mistake on your ballot, ask for a new one.
    • If the machines are down at your polling place, ask for a paper ballot.
    • If you run into any problems or have questions on Election Day, call the Election Protection Hotline:
      • English: 1-866-OUR-VOTE / 1-866-687-8683
      • Spanish: 1-888-VE-Y-VOTA / 1-888-839-8682
      • Arabic: 1-844-YALLA-US / 1-844-925-5287
      • For Bengali, Cantonese, Hindi, Urdu, Korean, Mandarin, Tagalog, or Vietnamese: 1-888-274-8683

    Source ALCU

  • How Long Are The Polls Open?

    South Carolina polls are open until 7 pm and North Carolina polls are open until 7:3o pm today. Remember that you just have to be in line by these times, anyone in line when the polls close is able to vote. Note that the busiest times tend to be early in the morning and just before the polls close. Those who want to void longer lines should vote at off-peak times.

  • Do You Need A Photo ID To Vote

    North Carolina: No

    South Carolina: Yes. Acceptable forms of ID include:

    • SC Driver’s License
    • SC Department of Motor Vehicles ID Card
    • SC Voter Registration Card with Photo
    • Federal Military ID
    • US Passport

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