November elections are just one week away on Tuesday, Nov. 2. No matter your political viewpoints, we can all agree that voting is an opportunity to make your voice heard — and an essential part of the democratic process.
Getting to the polls can pose unique challenges for people who don’t have their own transportation due to a disability or other health challenge. In fact, recent findings indicate that people with disabilities are, on average, 20 percent less likely to vote than those without a disability.
In an effort to improve turnout, the nonpartisan group Minnesota Participation Project is offering FREE and fully accessible rides to the polls for anyone in need. Call 1-877-50-RIDES to reserve a ride ahead of time. Or, call on Election Day itself. (Remember, you have the right to ask for assistance, or to bring someone to assist you, at the polls).
If you’re not registered to vote, signing up is easy. Simply bring to the polls:
1) Any current bill with your name and address
2) A proof of current residence. Your Minnesota Driver’s License or Learner’s Permit, Minnesota State ID, Tribal ID, Minnesota College Student ID, or U.S. Passport
Do you know where your polling place is? Click here to find out.