Long Beach Transit will also offer free rides for its eligible Dial-A-Lift customers.
The text of the item cited low voter turnout in the 2018 primary election in which just 28 percent of registered voters in Los Angeles County turned out to the polls, second lowest in 47 counties in the state that reported data.
Ride sharing companies Uber and Lyft will be providing free or discounted rides to voting polls across the country on Election Day.
Long Beach residents voting on Tuesday, June 5 will be asked to choose a governor and senator (among other offices) as well as decide the fate of multiple measures, while some constituents will also cast deciding votes in one of three runoff races for two council members and school board representative.
Long Beach voters will no longer head to the polls in April for municipal elections as low voter turnout and a recent state law forced the city to shuffle its election schedules to align with California’s primary and general election schedules.