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VandyRide to provide free shuttle to polling place for early voting

by Oct. 21, 2020, 7:00 AM

VandyRideVandyRide will provide a free shuttle to the Green Hills Public Library on Thursday, Oct. 22, and Saturday, Oct. 24, for any student—undergraduate, graduate or professional—who wishes to participate in early voting. Students must be registered to vote in Davidson County to participate in early voting at this location.

Students must register to ride the shuttle at least 24 hours in advance. Shuttle capacity will be limited to seven passengers per trip, and all students must wear masks and practice physical distancing.

Beginning at 8 a.m. each day, the shuttle will pick up at the VandyRide stops at Rand Student Center on the hour; at Highland Quad at five minutes past the hour; and at Hank Ingram House at 10 minutes past the hour. The shuttle will arrive at the Green Hills Public Library at approximately 30 minutes past the hour and return to the Rand Student Center at approximately 45 minutes past the hour, where all passengers must disembark before the shuttle starts its next cycle.

Final campus pickups on Oct. 22 will take place during the 5 p.m. hour before the poll closes at 7 p.m., and final campus pickups on Oct. 24 will take place during the 2 p.m. hour before the poll closes at 4:30 p.m.

Students can track the early voting shuttle by following PP#1 in the DoubleMap site available in the VandySafe app. In addition, students will be provided with the driver’s phone number to ensure that no one is left at the polling place. The shuttle will be wheelchair accessible.

Tennessee’s early voting dates are Oct. 14–29, when voters registered in Davidson County may cast their ballot at any early voting location. On Election Day, Nov. 3, registered voters must vote in person at their assigned polling place.

Are you ready to vote?

  • Make sure that you are registered to vote in Davidson County/Nashville, and that you know your polling district.
  • Bring a required approved form of ID when you go to vote.
  • Prepare for the weather—you will likely need to wait in line outdoors.
  • Consider bringing a proof of residency if this is your first time voting in Davidson County.
  • Don’t wear clothing or accessories or carry signs or literature supporting a particular candidate. These items are prohibited within 100 feet of a polling place.

For questions or accommodation requests, please contact Meagan Smith.

VandyRide also will provide a shuttle to polling places for Vanderbilt students on Election Day, Nov. 3; more information is forthcoming.

To learn more about voter registration and participation, visit the Vanderbilt, Let’s Vote website.

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