Free bus rides will be offered to polls on Election Day
Published 12:00 am Tuesday, October 1, 2002
The City of Suffolk Transit System will offer free rides for voters on Election Day.
City Manager Myles Standish, in a letter to Suffolk City Council, noted that the free rides would be offered to and from 11 of the 23 polling places that are located on or near existing bus routes. Passengers will not be required to provide proof of registration or having voted.
The city will absorb the lost revenue on Election Day, Nov. 5, which averages out to approximately $318. Standish noted that while there may be some delays, regular route service will continue throughout the day.
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The Transportation District Commission of Hampton Roads voted in early August to sponsor free rides to the polls
City of Suffolk bus route polling locations include: Chuckatuck Borough, King’s Fork Middle School; Cypress Borough, East Suffolk Community Center; John F. Kennedy, John F. Kennedy Middle School; Whaleyville Borough, Bettie S. Davis Village meeting room; Holy Neck Borough, Forest Glen Middle School; Lake Cohoon, King’s Fork Community House; Suffolk Borough, Morgan Memorial Library; Olde Towne, Salvation Army; Elephants Fork, Elephants Fork Middle School; Lake Meade, Hampton Roads Professional Center; and Nansemond Borough, Hoffler Apartments Community Room.
Detailed information will be available on the city’s Web page, the municipal cable channel and local publications.