Government

Iowa City offers free bus rides on Election Day

Residents don't need proof of voter registration for free transit

An Iowa City Transit bus sits at a stop on Washington Street in Iowa City on Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018. (Stephen Mally/The Gazette)
An Iowa City Transit bus sits at a stop on Washington Street in Iowa City on Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018. (Stephen Mally/The Gazette)

IOWA CITY — Residents in Iowa City will get a free ride to the polls on city buses during Election Day.

Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Nov. 6., and rides will be free all day. No proof voter registration or destination is required to ride free, according to a city news release.

“Our goal is to remove transportation as a barrier, and help people get to the polls and exercise their right to vote,” Darian Nagle-Gamm, Transportation Services director, said in the release. “We never want transportation to be a reason why someone didn’t vote.”

Voters can locate their polling places at johnson-county.com. Bus riders can find the best route to polling places using Google Transit or call Iowa City Transit at 319-356-5151.

The city does not serve Terry Trueblood Recreation Area, which is the location of precinct 10.

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