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Voters Can Catch A Free Ride To The Polls With Uber And Lyft

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Florida voters can get a free ride to the polls, thanks to a Latino advocacy group.

Outreach organization Voto Latino is teaming up with ride-sharing companies Uber and Lyft to get voters to the polls, free of charge. Floridians can cash in their free ride by using the code GOVOTEFL in the apps, or by texting Go Vote to 73179. Voto Latino says democracy is at its best when everyone participates, and they are helping those in need exercise their civic duty. Data from University of Florida elections expert Daniel Smith shows Latinos are voting at historic levels. Demographics suggest these voters are favoring democratic candidate Hillary Clinton.

As a Tallahassee native, Kate Payne grew up listening to WFSU. She loves being part of a station that had such an impact on her. Kate is a graduate of the Florida State University College of Motion Picture Arts. With a background in documentary and narrative filmmaking, Kate has a broad range of multimedia experience. When she’s not working, you can find her rock climbing, cooking or hanging out with her cat.