Woman offers free rides to get people to polls on Election Day
GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- People all across the country lined up at the polls to cast their votes for Election Day.
Polls were predictably busy early in the morning, and things picked up again for the evening rush.
One person gave away free rides to help people get to the polls.
"Today I took an uber ride to the polls," said Jason Mitchell, who lives down the road from Precinct 27. He took a ride from Veronica Haynes, a Gainesville uber driver who decided to offer her rides for free on Election Day.
Haynes said, "It's important for me to do my part and get people to the polls."
Mitchell, speaking about people who do not vote, said, "It's an insult to the history of my people in particular that fought for the right to vote and many that didn't have the right prior to me."
Others said voting on Election Day is part of the experience. "It's a tradition. Our family has always voted on Election Day," Connie Stewart.
Collin Schramm, a UF student, said, "It's pretty exciting, it's my first time voting and it's a pretty important election so I'm stoked."
Zach Cooper, another UF student, said, "Both candidates aren't perfect but we have to make a choice."
Haynes said giving free rides was her personal way to contribute.
People were able to cast their ballots until 7 p.m.
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