OUACHITA PARISH, La. (KNOE) - According to the Louisiana Secretary of State’s website, there was a 45.9% voter turnout for last month’s primary election.
The NAACP Louisiana State Conference has contracted with Uber to get you to the polls on Saturday, Nov. 16. Source: (NAACP)
In an effort to increase voter turnout statewide, the NAACP La. State Conference has contracted Uber to give voters a free ride to the polls.
Uber drivers like Cindy Ingram in Monroe say that this initiative is a good thing and she’s happy to be a part of it.
“It should make a difference with people getting out to vote. That’s usually the hardest part is getting to the polls themselves,” Ingram said.
Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16.