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SSSEVA again working with taxi companies to help seniors

Buckle up seniors, you now have the opportunity to get a free ride to the polls.

Coastal Ride, Black and White Cabs, Norfolk Checker and Yellow Cab of Norfolk are all offering free rides to the polls in Norfolk and Virginia Beach on Nov. 6.

The taxis will pick up seniors, drive them to the polling place, wait for them to make their vote and drive them back. Depending on demand, pick up times may be shuffled and riders may have to share a taxi.

Interested seniors are asked to call Senior Services of Southeast Virginia at (757)-963-9218 by noon Nov. 5 to secure a ride. Interested seniors will be asked to supply their telephone number, pickup address, voting location and pick up time.

All seniors above the age of 60 who are registered to vote and don’t have transportation to the polls are eligible for the offer.

If you are not eligible to vote, you can either register in person at your local voter registration office, mail in your voter registration application or register online at elections.va.gov.

You have until Monday, Oct. 15 to register to vote for the upcoming election Check out our story about online registration here!

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