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NCTD Provides Free Transit Rides on Election Day


Free transit and on-line map help residents get to their nearest polling place

Oceanside, CA – Election Day is tomorrow, and the North County Transit District (NCTD) is making it easier for voters to get to the polls by offering free bus and train rides for North County residents. On Election Day, Tuesday, November 8, BREEZE, COASTER, SPRINTER, FLEX and LIFT services will be free for all riders ensuring North County residents are able to reach their polling place via transit to exercise their right to vote.

“We are offering free rides to residents on one of the most important days for our country – Election Day,” said NCTD Board Chair and Solana Beach Councilmember Jewel Edson. “We want North County residents to have every opportunity to participate in our democracy. Free rides will help bridge the gap between where people live and where they can cast their vote on November 8.”

NCTD services will operate on a normal weekday schedule. Passengers will not need a PRONTO card or valid fare.

“Free Ride Day coinciding with Election Day provides more access for North County voters to cast their ballot,” said Cynthia Paes, Registrar of Voters. “Voters are no longer assigned to a voting location. You can visit any vote center around the County to vote in person or drop off your mail ballot. If you are not registered to vote, you can visit a vote center near you to register and vote today.”

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Services not included during the free rides on Election Day promotion are Amtrak Rail 2 Rail, and MTS services.