Free rides to vote in Richmond County

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AUGUSTA, Ga (WJBF) – Richmond County voters can get free transportation to the polls.

According to Augusta Transit, all bus rides are FREE for the months of October and November.

This includes regular bus services, paratransit services and Richmond County rural services.

The goal is to remove potential obstacles for residents who do not have transportation to get to the polls.

Here is a schedule for early voting polls:

Bell Auditorium
712 Telfair St, Augusta, GA 30901
Route #3
(No Sunday
Service)

  • Monday Oct 12 thru Friday Oct 16, 2020
    • 8:30am-5pm
  • Monday Oct 19 thru Friday Oct 23, 2020
    • 8:30am-5pm
  • Saturday October 24, 2020
    • 9am-4pm
  • Sunday October 25, 2020
    • 9am-4pm
  • Saturday October 24, 2020
    • 9am-4pm

Robert Howard Community Center
4335 Windsor Spring Rd, Hephzibah, GA 30815
(No transit
service)

  • Monday Oct 26 thru Friday Oct 30, 2020
    • 8:30am-6pm
  • Saturday October 24, 2020
    • 9am-4pm

Henry H. Brigham Community Center
2463 Golden Camp Rd, Augusta, GA 30906
Route #8
Route #9 (No Saturday service #9)

  • Monday Oct 26 thru Friday Oct 30, 2020
    • 8:30am-6pm

For more call Augusta Transit on (706) 821-1719 between 6am thru 7pm Monday–Friday.

And there’s a second option. The “New Georgia Project” tweeted their information on free rides to voting locations.

This is the first time the organization has offered this service outside of the Atlanta Metro area.

In the midst of COVID-19, the organization will offer PPE, hand sanitizer, temperature checks, social distancing in place and limited capacity ridership.

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