Press Release: League Partners with Local Organizations to Help Expand Access to Early Voting

Shailaja Marion Announcement, Blog Post

October 28, 2020
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Media Contact:
Shai Marion
918-747-7933
info@lwvtulsa.org

League of Women Voters of Metropolitan Tulsa Partners with Two Local Organizations for Expanded Access to Early Voting 

League of Women Voters of Metropolitan Tulsa partners with Tulsa Transit and Tulsa Voter Van to help expand access for voters planning to participate in in-person early voting.  

Tulsa — The League of Women Voters of Metropolitan Tulsa is partnering with two local organizations to provide rides for voters who plan to participate in in-person early voting.  

LWVMT is partnering with Tulsa Transit and Tulsa Voter Van to provide free rides to and from ONEOK Field during the three early voting days.  

Voters should check the Tulsa Transit website (tulsatransit.org) or the Tulsa Transit GoPass app to determine the closest bus stops and scheduled stops near their home.   

To set up a ride with Tulsa Voter Van, voters can call or text (918) 200-9153 or email info@tulsavotervan.com. Rider information can be found at their website (tulsavotervan.com). 

Early voting will be held at ONEOK Field, 201 N. Elgin Ave. (home of the Tulsa Drillers), during the following times:  

  • 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. — Thurs., Oct. 29  
  • 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. — Fri., Oct. 30  
  • 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. — Sat., Oct. 31 

LWVMT also is offering a limited number of Lyft codes for free rides to polling places on Election Day, Tues., Nov. 3, 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. Anyone interested in using a Lyft code may contact the League office by emailing info@lwvtulsa.org and using the subject line: Election Day Lyft Code. 

“The League of Women Voters is dedicated to removing barriers for voters, one of which can be lack of transportation. We were fortunate to receive a grant from MTV that allowed us to fund multiple ways to help voters get to the early voting location at ONEOK Field.” —Lynn Staggs, President, Tulsa League 

“Tulsa Transit is thrilled and privileged to be partnering with the LWV on helping getting people to the early voting polls. We hope this spurs voter turnout for this very important election.” —Ted J. Rieck, General Manager 

“Tulsa Voter Van is excited to continue bridging the transportation gap some voters face, and through the generous support of the community, we have been able to scale up our services to provide rides to more Tulsans.” —Tommy Yap, Director & Co-founder 

The League of Women Voters of Metropolitan Tulsa is a non-partisan, political organization that encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues and influences public policy through education and advocacy. 

Tulsa Transit has been Tulsa’s main public transportation provider since 1968 with extended service in Broken Arrow, Jenks, Sand Springs and Turley. Covering more than 200 square miles, Tulsa Transit operates their Fixed Route, Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) and Paratransit bus services seven days a week.  

Tulsa Voter Van is a not-for-profit voter access program dedicated to helping voters on the last mile of voting. We aim to reduce barriers by focusing on issues faced when trying to access the voting booth and the ballot box, such as transportation and notary access. Our efforts include free rides to the polls and helping voters connect with notaries.