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Indy organization hits the streets to get voters to the polls

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Posted at 3:11 PM, Oct 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-18 15:11:33-04

INDIANAPOLIS — Election day is just around the corner and Go Vote Indy wants to make sure no one misses out simply because they couldn't find a ride.

Volunteers like Tabitha Ramsey Rogers showed up to Carriage House West Apartments ready to work.

“If you need a ride call us, just let us know and we will come get you and take you to the polls,” Rogers said.

The volunteers said this is about getting people to the polls and if that takes going to different neighborhoods and putting these out that is what they'll do.

“Whatever happens we have to be able to work with it and deal with it, we have to get out here and tell people we got free rides to take you and you can't beat that,” Rogers said.

It's a gesture that people living here can appreciate.

“I want to make sure my vote is counted,” Esperanza Hedrick said.

“This is my second volunteer event with Go Vote Indy first I have helped with getting people registered,” Hedrick said.

For her, the cause is clear just to take away one barrier from keeping people from voting.

“There's less voting centers this year, they've reduced it, you can go to any of them but it may not be close to where you live,” Hedrick said.

In Marion County there are three early voting locations and 22 polling sites will be open come Election Day. There are usually more than 250 sites.

“You can make an appointment with us for us to take you to the voting center to make it work with your schedule,” Hedrick said.

LEARN MORE | Click here for information on scheduling a ride.