Here’s how you can catch a ride to the polls for free (if you’re 60 years or older)

If you are 60 years or older and are in need of a ride to and from the polls Tuesday, pay close attention.

Local cab companies are working with both the Peninsula Agency on Aging and the Senior Services of Southeastern Virginia to help provide transportation to and from the polls for free.

To be eligible for this service you must be 60 years or older.

In order to set up a ride you have to call one of the following numbers depending on where you live in Hampton Roads:

  • For those needing rides to the polls in Newport News or Hampton, call 757-873-0541.
  • For those needing rides to the polls in Norfolk or Virginia Beach, call 757-963-9218.

Both groups are taking ride reservations until noon on Monday, Nov. 5.

When you call they are going to ask you to provide some information for your reservation.

You will need to give them:

  • Your name
  • Your pick up address
  • Your phone number (for the cab company to contact you on)
  • Your preferred time for pick up
  • Your voting location

Both the Peninsula Agency on Aging and the Senior Services of Southeast Virginia said they cannot guarantee a pick-up time but this does give the cab drivers a good idea of what their schedule will be like that day.

Once you’ve made your reservation and election day has arrived, you will be driven to your voting location, the cab driver will wait for you to finish voting and then they will drive you home.

You will be asked to sign a voucher for the cab ride but the ride will be of no cost to you, the cab companies are picking up the tab according to the senior groups.

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