TARC offers fare-free service on Primary Election Day

May 16, 2022

All routes on TARC will be will fare-free on Tuesday, May 17 to provide convenient, free access to and from Kentucky primary election polling places.

TARC will operate its normal service on all fixed routes on Election Day. Passengers can skip the fare box and take the route to 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.”


  • Polls are open from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. If you are in line at 6:00 p.m., you will be allowed to vote.
  • Visit JeffersonCountyClerk.org, click on “Voter Information,” then “Where Do I Vote?” or call the Election Center at (502) 574-6100. If your polling location changes, you will be notified by our office.
  • Registered voters in Kentucky need to confirm their identity when they vote in person. Your ID must show your name and photo and 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).