Free rides to the polls available in southern Illinois on election day

A southern Illinois transit company is offering free rides to the polls on election day.
Published: Oct. 31, 2022 at 7:47 AM CDT|Updated: Nov. 2, 2022 at 3:16 PM CDT
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HARRISBURG, Ill. (KFVS) - Rides Mass Transit District is offering free rides to the polls for the General Election on Tuesday, November 8.

According to the transportation company, it is offering the free rides on their regular routes in southern Illinois.

“If a person needs access to transportation to get to go vote, we’re happy to do it on our existing routes if they live in our service area,” Jeffrey Drake, Rides Mass Transit operations manager, said. “All they have to do is call the local office and schedule a ride, and we’re more than happy to take them at no-cost to go vote.”

He said all of the buses are ADA accessible.

RMTD service areas in the Heartland include the following: Gallatin, Hamilton, Hardin, Pop, Saline and Williamson Counties.

To find out more or to schedule transportation call 844-220-1243 or click here.

Drake said it’s best to contact the service 24 hours in advance, but you can call day-of.