Des Moines metro voters who can't drive on Election Day — this coming Tuesday, Nov. 6 — will still have options to make it to their voting sites.
Using DART, Uber or Lyft, voters can get to their polling places for free or at a discounted rate. But first, don't forget what you need to be able to vote and where your polling place is.
Polls in Iowa are open from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
DART: The Des Moines area's transit service will offer free rides for the entire day Tuesday, a news release said. Riders can get the free rides on DART's local, flex, express and on-call routes and they can consult DART's online Trip Planner to find the best way to get to their voting sites. Free rides won't be available through DART's paratransit service.
Uber: For those that prefer a ride-sharing service, Uber will offer a $10 discount on rides to the polls. That discount will only apply to the "most affordable" Uber option in Des Moines, the company said. People who use the Uber app will find the discount code on Election Day and can also use Uber's polling place locator.
Lyft: Another ride-sharing service, Lyft, will offer 50 percent off rides to the polls. To get the code, Lyft app users can go here. The company also says it will work with partners to provide free rides to voters in under-served communities.
If you're a parent or caregiver who can't make it to the polls with your children, there's a solution for that, too. Through its Parents to the Polls program, all eight branches of the Greater Des Moines YMCA will offer two hours of free childcare on Nov. 6 for both members and nonmembers. Children from 6-week-old infants to 9-year-olds can be dropped off while their adults go vote. Parents or caregivers will have to fill out a registration card and provide a photo ID if their children aren't registered at the Y's Learn and Play Center.