The importance of voting today is underscored by these freebies and discounts, including FREE museum admission, FREE theater tickets, FREE bike rentals and discounted car sharing, to encourage you to vote, and to thank you for voting.
Remember, if you don’t vote, you can’t complain about who wins.
Here’s where to get free stuff for voting:
Citi Bike is offering FREE passes all day on Election Day. Use the code BIKETOVOTE to redeem the offer.
Lime is offering FREE rides on its dockless bikes in Staten Island and in the Rockaways. Use the code LIMETOVOTE18 to redeem.
Show your “I Voted” sticker at the Players Theatre Box Office through November 11th and get a FREE ticket to either The Selfish Giant or Sleepy Hollow The Musical. It’s that simple.
Show your “I Voted” sticker at the Rubin Museum on Wed. and receive FREE admission to the Museum. It’s good Karma.
Get transportation discounts to get you to the polls:
Uber is offering $10 off a single ride to the polls on Election Day, on the most affordable option that is available at the time, whether it be Express POOL, POOL, or UberX. Enter the code VOTE2018 into the app, under the “Payment” option where it says “Add Promo Code.”
Lyft has partnered with Buzzfeed to offer 50 percent off rides in NYC on election Day. You’ll need this Buzzfeed promo code.
Getaround is offering $10 off all Election Day bookings. Your code to savings is GETAROUND2VOTE.
If you use Zipcar to get to the polls on Election Day between 6 p.m. and 10 p.m., you’ll get $20 off a future trip.
Here is what you’ll need to know to go out and vote today in New York City:
If you still haven’t decided who should get your vote, where to vote or what the issues are, these links from the NYPL have all the answers:
- Voter Registration
- Registration Status
- Find Your Polling Place
- Find Your Districts and Current Representatives
- Research the Issues
- Research the Candidates and Ballot Proposals
- Research Campaign Finance and Government Information
- Podcasts to Inspire and Inform
- Find Election Results
Remember to flip over your ballot after voting for Governor, Lt. Governor, Attorney-General, State Assembly and Federal Congressional candidates, for these three NYC proposals:
Proposal 1: Should we lower the limit on campaign contributions to $2,000 from $5,100, while increasing public matching funds to 8-1 from their current level of 6-1?
- Pro: It could reduce the influence of money in politics.
- Con: Wealthy candidates can still opt out of the deal.
Proposal 2: Should we create a Civic Engagement Commission, which would expand language access at polling sites and improve participatory budgeting, which allows New Yorkers to decide how small amounts of money are spent in their City Council districts?
- Pro: The more participation, the better.
- Con: This could be needless added bureaucracy.
Proposal 3: Should we set term limits for community board members?
- Pro: It’ll help to bring in new, diverse perspectives.
- Con: Veteran members bring valuable experience to the role.