Pasco County Public Transportation will do its part to help get out the vote by offering free rides to the polls on election days for the upcoming cycle.
The deal was worked out between PCPT and county elections supervisor Brian Corley, and was approved by the Pasco County Commission earlier this week.
On both primary day Aug. 26 and the general election day Nov. 4, voters who present their voter information card will ride free to their local polling location. The goal is to encourage and promote participation in the election process, while also introducing public transportation as a viable option for travel throughout the county, said PCPT director Michael Carroll.
“I think providing an opportunity for citizens to exercise their right to vote is a worthy cause, and serves as an exemplary example of good government,” Corley said, in a release.
In return, Corley’s office will use available media advertising and respective websites to inform potential riders and voters how to access and navigate the transit system.
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