December 31 is the final day for early voting in the state of Georgia for the Senate runoffs scheduled for January 5. And as they did in the first election, LeBron’s nonprofit ‘More Than A Vote’ is figuring out ways to positively impact voter turnout during the early voting period.
Since December 18, ‘More Than A Vote’ has partnered with the ride-sharing app Lyft to provide free rides to the polls for people looking to vote in the early voting period. Both Senate seats in Georgia are up for grabs in the election.
More Than A Vote is investing $50,000 into the local organizing efforts of Black Voters Matter Fund, a nonprofit based in East Point, GA dedicated to increasing power in marginalized, predominantly Black communities. More Than A Vote’s funds will supplement BVM’s canvassing program, mobilization text message campaign, and volunteer training throughout the early voting period in key counties throughout the state. BVM is a powerbuilding organization that is currently organizing millions of Black voters in Georgia.
More Than A Vote is also continuing its partnership with Lyft for the Georgia runoff election. More Than A Vote and Lyft are providing access to free rides (up to $15) to any early voting locations in Atlanta, Augusta, Columbus, Macon, Savannah, and Warner Robins through December 31.
Any person with a Lyft account in these cities can use the code MTAVGA* for up to $15 off a one-way Lyft ride to early voting locations during hours of operation. Visit more.vote/gameplan for early voting dates, times, and locations and to make a transportation plan to the polls.
The early voting period ends today.