Watch the mayor’s video here.
Richmond, VA – Mayor Levar Stoney announced he will submit an ordinance to City Council proposing free rides on the city’s GRTC transit system on Election Day, November 6, 2018.
“We know for many it can be difficult to get to polling locations on Election Day,” said Mayor Stoney. “With this proposal, we are hoping to increase electoral and civic participation by removing transportation as an obstacle. Our democracy is not a spectator sport. Every vote matters. So I’m asking residents to please get registered, get involved and voice your support for free public transit to the polls.”
Many voting precincts are within a few blocks of GRTC service, which can provide riders who wish to vote access to polling places across the city.
The ordinance will be introduced at the upcoming City Council meeting Monday, September 24, 2018.