Nov. 6 (UPI) -- Two years ago, a good share of young Americans said physically getting to their polling place was a major factor in whether they voted. Now, several ride-share companies are working to eliminate that problem.
Several companies -- including industry giants Uber and Lyft -- are offering discounts Tuesday to get voters to the ballot box.
Lack of transportation was the third-most common reason why non-college educated voters aged 18 to 29 didn't vote last time, the Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement found in a survey. Thirty-five percent said transportation was a major or minor concern. Among college educated voters in that age range, the figure was 19 percent.
Three percent of all voters didn't cast a ballot in 2016 because of transportation issues, the Pew Research Center found.
Uber is offering $10 off rides to polling places Tuesday. The app also helps voters find their polling place and the cheapest ride to get there.
Bicycle firm Motivate is giving free share rides Tuesday to voters in San Francisco, Boston, Chicago, New York City, Washington D.C., and other major metro areas.
"We want to make it easier than ever to pedal to the polls this Election Day," Motivate spokesperson Julie Wood said.