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StarMetro offers free service on Election Day

Posted at 6:28 PM, Oct 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-29 18:18:10-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — The City of Tallahassee will offer fare-free service on StarMetro's regular, fixed-route service and Dial-A-Ride service on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 3, to help citizens access polling sites.

In 2010, the city started its Ride Starmetro to the Polls program. Since then, rides have been fare-free on Election Day.

They offer it as a safe way to get to and from the polls. One city leader passionate about the initiative says it's the least the city can do to help people get to the polls.

"One of the biggest problems people have is transportation," said Mark Earley, the Leon County Supervisor of Elections. "So it's great to see the city coming forward like that and providing transportation for our citizens. And to have a successful election, a successful government, it takes everybody working together to make that happen."

Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Election Day.

Voters utilizing StarMetro for transportation to and from the polls will need to wear face coverings and maintain appropriate social distance while onboard the bus.

To plan a trip to the polls or for more information about StarMetro services, click here.