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VandyRide to provide free shuttle to polling places on Election Day, Nov. 3

Oct. 26, 2020, 8:00 AM

VandyRideVandyRide will provide a free shuttle to two voting locations, Murrell School and Eakin Elementary School, for students who wish to vote at their assigned polling location on Nov. 3.

Before signing up for a timeslot, students should make sure they are registered to vote in Davidson County/Nashville and that they know their voting district. Most students registered with an address on The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons will vote on Election Day at Murrell School (1450 14th Ave. S.). Most students registered with an address on main campus will vote on Election Day at Eakin Elementary School (2500 Fairfax Ave.).

The deadline for students to register to ride the Election Day shuttle is 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 2.

Register to ride the shuttle on Tuesday, Nov. 3. >>

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. on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 3, the Murrell School 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 Murrell School location at approximately 15 minutes past the hour and will leave the school to return to campus at approximately 20 minutes past the hour.

Beginning at 8 a.m. on Election Day, the Eakin Elementary School shuttle will pick up at the VandyRide stops at Rand Student Center at 30 minutes past the hour; at Highland Quad at 35 minutes past the hour; and at Hank Ingram House at 40 minutes past the hour. The shuttle will arrive at the Eakin School location at approximately 45 minutes past the hour and will leave the school to return to campus at approximately 50 minutes past the hour.

When the shuttles return to the Rand Student Center, all passengers must disembark before the shuttle starts its next cycle.

Final campus pickups on Nov. 3 will take place during the 5 p.m. hour before the polls close at 7 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.

In addition, all WeGo Public Transit bus service in Davidson County will be free on Election Day. All full-time and part-time Vanderbilt University faculty, staff and students can ride WeGo Local buses for free year-round using their Vanderbilt ID cards.

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.

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

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