TARC offers fare-free service on Election Day, Nov. 8

October 6, 2022

All routes on TARC will be will fare-free on Tuesday, Nov. 8 to provide convenient, free access to and from General Election polling places in Louisville and Southern Indiana.

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

“TARC is committed to providing access to all, especially in exercising one of the fundamental rights of all citizens: the right to vote,” said Carrie Butler, Executive Director of TARC. “We encourage community members to board TARC to and from the polls or wherever they need to go.”

“We appreciate the community service TARC is providing. Every turn of the bus wheels to a polling location is crucial to ensuring the wheels of democracy can turn as well,” said Bobbie Holsclaw, Jefferson County Clerk and Chairperson, Board of Elections. “Our office works to help every qualified voter in Jefferson County cast their vote. We’re incredibly glad TARC is also on board with that principle through once again providing fare-free rides to the community on Election Day.”


Polls are open from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. November 8. 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).

Fare free service on Nov. 8 also applies to routes in Clark and Floyd counties in Indiana. Indiana residents can find out more about their voting options at indianavoters.in.gov.