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Uber, Citi Bike, and other discounted rides on Election Day in NYC

These companies are making it easier for New Yorkers to get out and vote

New York City’s Citi Bike Program In Danger Of Financial Failure Photo by John Moore/Getty Images

Election Day is tomorrow, November 6, so now’s the time to get everything you need to vote in order. If you’re still looking for information on who’s running for what, ballot measures, and where your nearest polling site is located, check out our comprehensive Election Day guide. And if one of your concerns is getting to and from the polls, keep reading.

Last week, Citi Bike’s parent company, Motivate, announced that it would be offering free bike rides all day in New York, along with eight other cities, as a way to encourage greater voter turnout. But if bicycling isn’t quite your thing, there are other options.


Uber will be offering $10 off a single ride to the polls on Election Day, on the most affordable option that is available (whether it be Express POOL, POOL, or UberX). Just enter the code VOTE2018 into the app, under the “Payment” option where it says “Add Promo Code.”


Lyft has partnered with Buzzfeed to offer 50 percent off rides in NYC on election Day. Head over to Buzzfeed to generate your promo code.

Citi Bike

As we mentioned earlier, Citi Bike will be offering free passes all day on Election Day. Just use the code BIKETOVOTE to redeem the offer.


If you live on Staten Island or in the Rockaways, Lime is offering free rides on its dockless bikes, which are located in the two locations. Use the code LIMETOVOTE18 to redeem.


In New York City, Getaround is offering $10 off all Election Day bookings. Your code to savings is GETAROUND2VOTE.


If you use Zipcar to get to the polls on Election Day between 6 p.m. and 10 p.m., you’ll get $20 off a future trip.

And while the MTA isn’t offering any special passes or discounts on Election Day, there’s always that if all else fails.