Research Triangle Park, NC (Oct. 30, 2017)– Durham is making it even easier to get to the polls on Election Day. From 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Nov. 7, travel on GoDurham buses will be free.
At the request of the Durham Committee on the Affairs of Black People, the Durham City Council voted to make Nov. 7 a fare-free day on public transit. A lack of access to transportation can make it difficult for some residents to vote.
On the ballot in Durham are the mayoral race between Farad Ali and Steve Schewel and three council seats. In Ward 1, Cora Cole-McFadden is seeking re-election to her council seat against DeDreana Freeman. Ward 2 candidates are Mark-Anthony Middleton and John Rooks Jr. Ward 3 candidates are Vernetta Alston and Shelia Ann Huggins.
To find a GoDurham route to one of the nearly 60 polling places, open from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., please see godurhamtransit.org/bustovote. More than 40 polling locations are within an easy walk of a GoDurham route.