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TARC Continues “Ride to Vote” Tradition of Community Service to Help Voters Reach the Polls May 21

May 15, 2024

All routes on TARC will be fare-free on Tuesday, May 21, a move that will help provide convenient, free access to and from Primary Election polling places across the service area.

TARC will operate its normal service on all fixed routes on Primary Election Day. Passengers can skip the fare box and take any route to help get to their polling place or any other destination. Service will also be fare-free for TARC3 paratransit customers on Election Day.

“Helping our community get out to vote is another great tradition this agency offers, and exemplifies the value TARC provides to the public,” said Ozzy Gibson, Interim Executive Director of TARC. “We’re proud to help our fellow citizens exercise their right to vote.”

“TARC’s initiatives play a crucial role in enabling eligible voters to exercise their fundamental American right to vote and have their voices heard,” remarked Bobbie Holsclaw, Jefferson County Clerk and Chairperson of the Board of Elections. “Safeguarding the integrity of our elections demands collective effort within our community, and TARC’s commitment to providing fare-free services significantly contributes to this endeavor.”

ELECTION DAY INFORMATION FROM THE JEFFERSON COUNTY CLERK:

Polls are open from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. May 21. If you are in line at 6:00 p.m., you will be allowed to vote.

Visit JeffersonCountyClerk.org, go to “Voter Info,” then click “Where do I Vote?” to find your polling location, or call the Election Center at (502) 574-6100. If your polling location changes, you will be notified by the Jefferson County Clerk’s Office.

Registered voters in Kentucky need to confirm their identity when they vote in person. Your ID must show your name and photo, and must be issued by one of the following: United States or Commonwealth of Kentucky; United States Department of Defense a branch of the uniformed services, the Merchant Marines, or Kentucky National Guard; public or private college, university, or postgraduate technical or professional school located within the United States; or any government entity located within Kentucky.

If you do not have or are unable to provide one of the above IDs, you may cast a ballot if you sign a sworn “Voter Affirmation Form” and provide one of the following: A Social Security card; any ID issued by a county in Kentucky that’s been approved by the State Board of Elections (must show your name); any card with your photograph (must show your name); any food stamp ID card, electronic benefits transfer card, or supplemental nutrition assistance (SNAP) card issued by Kentucky (must show your name) or; a credit or debit card (must show your name).

For more information on elections and voting, call (502) 574-6100, or connect online by visiting the Jefferson County Clerk’s election website at elections.JeffersonCountyClerk.org and on Facebook at facebook.com/JCCOKY