Take the bus for free on Election Day in Iowa City
October 20, 2020
Correction: The previous news release featured outdated links to Johnson County Auditor pages. Those links have been updated below.
Iowa City Transit will offer free rides on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. Polls open at 7 a.m. and close at 9 p.m.
“Our goal is to remove transportation as a barrier, and help people get to the polls and exercise their right to vote,” Transportation Services Director Darian Nagle-Gamm said. “We never want transportation to be a reason why someone didn’t vote."
Rides will be free to everyone all day. No proof of voter registration or destination is required to ride for free.
The Johnson County Auditor’s Office oversees the election process, and provides polling place information, sample ballots, absentee ballot request forms, and election day registration information.
Transit riders are encouraged to locate their polling place before boarding the bus. Riders who need help determining the best route to take are encouraged to use the Transit app or Google Transit to plan their trip, or call Iowa City Transit at 319-356-5151.
Special shuttles to poll locations
Shuttles have been added on Election Day to help voters get to two polling locations that are not on City transit routes: Precinct 10 at the Terry Trueblood Recreation Area's Park Lodge, 579 McCollister Boulevard, and Precinct 12 at Alexander Elementary School, 3571 Sycamore St.
Each route will be serviced approximately every 30 minutes starting at 7 a.m. Signs will be posted at transit stops where shuttle service will be available.
Precinct 10 Terry Trueblood shuttle
Precinct 12 Alexander Elementary shuttle
Early voting is underway with many satellite locations available throughout the community. View the schedule online at the Johnson County Auditor’s website.
For election information call the Johnson County Auditor at 319-356-6004. For Transit questions, call 319-356-5151, or visit icgov.org/Transit.
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