Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Three states offer free rides on election day

In an effort to increase voter turnout, Minnesota and parts of Texas and Florida will offer free rides to the polls for voters who want to use public transportation.

Minneapolis’ Metro Transit agency, Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) and Tampa’s Hillsborough Area Regional Transit (HART) are all offering free rides on Election Day.

Only 57 percent of Americans voted in the 2012 election and less are expected today in the mid-term elections.

If these free ride programs are successful, other states may look to adopt them as well to increase voter participation.  What do you think?  Are free rides a good idea?

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