Uber and Lyft offer free rides to the polls

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Voting booths stand ready in downtown Minneapolis on Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018, for Friday’s opening of early voting in Minnesota. Minnesota and South Dakota are tied for the earliest start in the country for early voting in the 2018 midterm elections. (AP Photo/Steve Karnowski)

Need a ride to the polls on Nov. 6? 

Well, you may need to look no further than your smartphone.

Uber and Lyft have announced plans to help get voters to the polls for the 2018 General Election.

In addition to offering free rides to the polls, thanks to a partnership with #VoteTogether and Democracy Works, Uber said on its website that people can find their Nov. 6 polling place using the Uber app.

Lyft said on its website that it will be offering free rides in “underserved communities.” This is possible through a partnership with Voto Latino, local Urban League affiliates and the National Federation of the Blind.

Howerver, Lyft does not say which communities are considered underserved. 

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