Worried you won’t be able to vote because you don’t have a way to get to the polls? Will you be driving to the polls with 3 empty seats in your car? Seamus James has recently launched his newest project, VoteRides.com, that allows anyone to register online and receive or offer a free ride to the polls on election day (November 6th).
“I heard about how voters were being suppressed by making it inconvenient for people to vote,” said James. “Immediately, I thought about what I could do to stop that, to make it convenient again, and this idea sprang to mind.”
How’s it doing? In the first week nearly 100 people needing transportation to the polls registered for the rideshare. Over 20 people have signed up to offer rides. Momentum continues to increase as word spreads across social networks and blog posts.
When asked how VoteRides.com will monetize their service James replied, “I just wanted to do something to make sure people have their voice heard in the election. It might not stop all the ridiculous efforts to keep people from being allowed to vote, but hopefully all the people who can vote, do vote.”