Ill. voters offered free rides to polls for the primary election

Ill. voters offered free rides to polls for the primary election
Some southern Illinois mass transit companies are offering free rides to the polls on March 17.

ILLINOIS (KFVS) - Across Illinois, people will cast their votes during the primary election on Tuesday, March 17.

Shawnee Mass Transit will provide free rides to the polls in its service area:

  • Alexander County
  • Johnson County
  • Massac County
  • Pulaski County
  • Union County

They say new and existing clients can ride to the polls on their regular routes in their county on election at no cost.

You can call Shawnee MTD District at 866-577-6278 to schedule a ride.

Rides Mass Transit District official Ana DeUnamuno said the company will also be providing free transportation to the polls.

This is available to anyone within the RMTD service area, including:

  • Gallatin County
  • Hamilton County
  • Hardin County
  • Pope County
  • Saline County
  • Williamson County

DeUnamuno said people can ride to the polls on regular existing routes in their county on Election Day at no cost.

Those inside the RMTD service area requesting transportation may call 844-220-1243 to schedule their transportation.

To learn more, visit ridesmtd.com.

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