TARC Offers Fare-Free Service on Primary Election Day

May 9, 2023

TARC Continues “Ride to Vote” Tradition of Community Service to Help Voters Reach the Polls May 16

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (5/9/2023): All routes on TARC will be fare-free on Tuesday, May 16, 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.

“TARC is dedicated to helping keep our community on the move. Enabling greater access across the city through fare-free rides on Primary Election Day is key to removing barriers for those looking to reach polling locations,” said Carrie Butler, Executive Director of TARC. “From the ballot box and back, and wherever someone needs to go, TARC will take them there.”

“TARC’s efforts are a vital part of ensuring that qualified voters have the opportunity to make their voices heard and play a key role in helping them exercise their fundamental American right,” said Bobbie Holsclaw, Jefferson County Clerk and Chairperson, Board of Elections. “Ensuring a free, fair, and secure election takes all of us in our community, and having TARC’s support through their fare-free offering truly makes a difference.”


Polls are open from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. May 16. If you are in line at 6:00 p.m., you will be allowed to vote.

Visit, 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 and on Facebook at