Zipcar is half-price today, to help you get to the polls
Hate all politicians? Your excuse sucks. Think your vote doesn’t matter? Your excuse sucks. Don’t have reliable transportation to your polling place? Your excuse … is actually pretty valid. But never fear, because Zipcar is offering half-price reservations today to help you get out and vote.
You don’t have to vote to get the discount — you have to vote in order to be a responsible citizen and a decent human being, but for the cheap Zipcar you just have to be a member and make a reservation between 5 a.m. and 9 p.m. Pricing depends on where you live, but with the discount, cars will probably be $3 to $4 per hour.
This won’t get everyone to the polls. Zipcar serves over 100 U.S. cities, but it’s not available everywhere. There’s a monthly membership fee and an application fee that puts it out of a lot of carless people’s reach. And the discount is only for people who are members already. But it’s a good option if Zipcar is one of your regular car-ownership alternatives, and you need to drive to the polls today — perhaps because you live in a city where public transit has been hobbled and polling places have moved.