Ride the bus for free on Election Day in Iowa City
Iowa City Transit will offer free rides on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018.

Polls open at 7 a.m. and close at 9 p.m.

“Our goal is to remove transportation as a barrier, and help people get to the polls and exercise their right to vote,” Transportation Services Director Darian Nagle-Gamm said. “We never want transportation to be a reason why someone didn’t vote.” 

Rides will be free to everyone all day. No proof of voter registration or destination is required to ride for free. 

The Johnson County Auditor’s Office oversees the election process, and provides polling place information, sample ballots, absentee ballot request forms, and election day registration information.

Transit riders are encouraged to locate their polling place before boarding the bus. Riders who need help determining the best route to take are encouraged to use Google Transit to plan their trip, or call Iowa City Transit at 319-356-5151. Bus drivers will be able to provide some route recommendations and walking directions. Note, Iowa City Transit does not directly serve Terry Trueblood Recreation Area, the location of precinct 10. Voters assigned to this polling place are encouraged to call a cab company or ride share service. 

Early Voting  

Early voting is underway with many satellite locations available throughout the community. View the schedule online on the Johnson County Auditor’s website. 

Meet the Candidates

City Channel 4, the government access station for the City of Iowa City, provides local candidates an opportunity to visit the studio and record a statement of five minutes or less to introduce themselves and share their positions on issues. View statements and candidate forums at citychannel4.com/mtc.html.

More information 

For election information call the Johnson County Auditor at 319-356-356-6004. For Transit questions, call 319-356-5151, or visit www.icgov.org/Transit.

Date of publication

Tuesday, October 23, 2018