NORFOLK, Va. (Oct. 11, 2019) – Registered voters age 60+ who live in Norfolk or Virginia Beach and have no available transportation can now receive a ride to the polls FREE of charge on Nov. 5. Senior Services of Southeastern Virginia (SSSEVA) and its community transportation partners Coastal Ride, Black and White Cabs, Norfolk Checker, and Yellow Cab of Norfolk are offering this service to provide access for seniors to be able to vote.
Individuals wanting to arrange for a ride should call SSSEVA at 757-963-9218 no later than Monday, Nov. 4. Prospective riders should please be aware that depending on the demand, they may need to share a cab with another senior voter. Taxis will wait outside while voters cast their ballots. Riders will be asked to sign a voucher as receipt of the ride but will not be asked to pay for the round-trip ride.
Senior Services of Southeastern Virginia is the regional not-for-profit organization that helps seniors and adults with disabilities live with choice and dignity in their communities. Its headquarters and satellite offices assist citizens in the cities of Chesapeake, Franklin, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Suffolk and Virginia Beach, and in Isle of Wight and Southampton counties. Programs and services include case management, in-home care, Meals on Wheels and meals at senior center wellness and nutrition sites,Care Transitions, wellness classes, I-Ride transportation, Medicare benefits counseling and more. In 2019, more than 10,000 people throughout the Southeastern Virginia region were served. To learn more about Senior Services, please call 757-461-9481, connect with us on Facebook or Twitter, or visit ssseva.org.
Director of Development and Community Relations