Want to vote, but not sure how to get there?
Well, whether you live in Pasco County or Hillsborough, a chance to cast a ballot is just a free bus ride away.
Pasco County Public Transportation will offer free rides to any voters who present their voter identification card to a driver on Nov. 4. PCPT director Mike Carroll presented the idea to Pasco County commissioners in June before the August primary as a way to not only promote participation in the election process, but also introducing public transportation as a viable local option to travel, according to a release.
“I could be happier with this proposal or more grateful for the opportunity to partner with PCPT,” said Pasco County elections supervisor Brian Corley, in a release. “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.”
PCPT won’t be alone, however. Hillsborough Area Regional Transit will offer a similar service to those living south of Pasco where HART passengers can ride for free on Tuesday by just showing a voter identification card.
HART, in a flier, encouraged riders, however, to figure out in advance the best way to their polling place by bus, and they are free to ride any of the services except HARTPlus and Streetcar for the promotion.
For more information on the PCPT routes, call (813) 235-6073. For HART, call (813) 254-4278.