Free Transit and Free Rides on Election Day
Prince George, B.C. – If you have no way of getting to the polls tomorrow there are a couple of free options available.
The first is public transit. This after Prince George City Council unanimously agreed to provide free bus use at its October 5 meeting.
Council agreed with a Staff report which concluded not only would free transit possibly increase voter turnout but also promote future transit use.
The measure will cost the City an estimated $1,800. Another option is to get a free ride.
Organized by Nyela Glazier, all you have to do is call 250-563-7712 and someone will pick you up, drive you to the poll, and take you home.
She feels there’s a real need for the service.
“There’s many seniors who for one reason or another have maybe given up their drivers licence,” she says. “There’s also a lot of young people who don’t have vehicles due to the fact they don’t have jobs.”
The polls will be open from 7am-7pm tomorrow.