Caitlin Flynn
November 04, 2016 4:38 pm
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Countless people run into a major problem on Election Day — they don’t have access to affordable transportation. In an effort to combat the issue, Zipcar is offering free rentals to its subscribers on November 8th so voters can get to their polling places and cast their ballots in this historic election.

The car rental service is making over 7,000 cars available to its members from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. local time on Election Day. In a statement released on Friday, Zipcar’s vice president of marketing Andrew Daley said:

The company encourages everyone to carpool with family and friends so as many people as possible make it to the polls.

Although many companies stay out of politics altogether, some are sacrificing sales this year in order to encourage people to vote. For example, Patagonia is shutting down all retail and online sales and urging customers to cast their ballots for politicians who will fight against climate change.

This is arguably the most important election in history, so it’s great to see companies like Zipcar provide their customers with a way to make their voices heard.

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