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Tri-county transit agencies give voters free rides to polling sites

Tuesday, April 30, 2024

Categories: General

To eliminate transportation barriers for voters, the region’s three transit agencies – CATA, EATRAN and Clinton Transit – will provide systemwide free rides to polling sites on Tuesday, May 7, the day of the special election. Simply inform your driver that you are going to vote when you board to obtain your free ride. There is no ID requirement.

The May 7 special election ballots will be comprised of school bond proposals in each of the three counties. Lansing City Charter Commission candidates will also be included on the city’s ballot. Voters can visit www.michigan.gov/vote for their sample ballot, polling sites and ballot box locations or by checking their city, township or county websites. Trips to ballot boxes also qualify for a free ride.

Trips on CATA’s Spec-Tran and Rural Service must be scheduled by 5 p.m. May 6. Same-day rides are not available for these services. CATA also recommends that all Redi-Ride trips to vote be scheduled a day in advance. Demand-response rides can be arranged by calling 517-394-2282.

EATRAN riders must reserve trips to and from Eaton County polling centers by calling 517-543-4087 no later than 5 p.m May 6.

Clinton Transit voters should call 989-224-8127 or use the Clinton Transit mobile app to schedule a ride at least a day in advance of travel to/from Clinton County polling centers. Scheduling hours are Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. – 6 p.m., and Saturday, 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Visit www.cata.org/vote, www.eatran.com or www.mybluebus.com for additional information regarding voting free rides.

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