Duke to Provide Students Free Lyft Service to Voting Site

Election Day rides on Nov. 5, 2019 go between Bryan Center bus stop and Patterson Community Center

Student Angela Woo is the first to pick up her student voting card, which she can present at the polls today. The POLIS program is coordinating efforts to promote student voting in local elections.
Student Angela Woo is the first to pick up her student voting card, which she can present at the polls today. The POLIS program is coordinating efforts to promote student voting in local elections.

Duke has partnered with ride-sharing service Lyft to help students vote on Election Day.

From 7 a.m.-8 p.m. on Tuesday, November 5, 2019, Lyft drivers will run Duke students between the Bryan Center bus stop on Science Drive and the W. I. Patterson Community Center on Crest Street in Durham, the polling location that serves Duke’s campus.

To take advantage of the free ride, students need to follow these steps:

  1. Sign the waiver and release form here (Duke NetID is required)
  2. Obtain the promo code for the ride to and from the W.I. Patterson Community Center.
  3. If not already a user, download the Lyft app on your Apple or Android device and create a Lyft account.
  4. Enter the code under the promo code section of the app.
  5. When you’re ready to vote, use the app to summon your Lyft ride. All rides must begin or end at the Bryan Center bus stop on Science Drive.

More information about Duke efforts to support voting: