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Company offers free e-scooter rides to federal election polls in Kelowna

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September 20, 2021 - 9:32 AM

An electric scooter company providing transportation in Kelowna says it’s offering free rides to the polls for everyone today.

“Lime is proud to provide free rides to and from the polls on Election Day, Sept. 20, in an effort to reduce transportation barriers such as cost, lack of car ownership, and in all cities it operates in throughout Canada. Riders will be able to use the promotional code LIMETOTHEPOLLS to receive two free rides up to 10 minutes on any Lime vehicle,” according to a press release issued by the company.

The promotion is available in Ottawa, Edmonton, Kelowna, North Vancouver and Red Deer.

“Our goal is to help the people in the cities we serve and making it easier to cast your ballot is one way we can help make a difference. We believe in encouraging participation in democracy and we’re proud to offer Canadians a free ride to and from their poll site on Monday. We’ve seen success with similar efforts in the United States and we’re hopeful this offer will reduce barriers to voting in Canada as well,” said Chelsea Habermas, general manager with Lime Canada, in the press release.

Lime first offered the promo code in the United States in 2018 and again in 2020. Leading up to and on Election Day last year, Lime helped power thousands of U.S. riders to vote through its Lime to the Polls initiative.

On Election Day in America, riders used the Lime to the Polls promotion code for 20% of all U.S. trips. Lime hopes to see riders in Edmonton, Ottawa, Kelowna, North Vancouver and Red Deer take advantage in a similar fashion today, according to its press release.

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