Lawrence Transit to offer free bus rides on Election Day

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Buses in Lawrence will be free of charge on Election Day, the city announced on Tuesday. 


Lawrence Transit will be offering free rides on all fixed-route and paratransit buses to encourage voter turnout, according to a city news release.

The Nov. 8 election includes local, state and national races, two state constitutional amendments, and one question about expanding Douglas County’s government to add two additional commissioners.

“Participating in elections is an important right for all people to have a say in who represents them,” Adam Weigel, transit and parking manager, said in the release. “Free transit on Election Day makes it easier for people in Lawrence to get to the polls.”

Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 8. Voters who plan to vote in person can visit this link to check their Election Day voting location or find information about early voting.

Tuesday, Nov. 1 is the last day to request a mail-in ballot to vote in advance. Voters can request a ballot by completing the form at There are no forms to print and mail.

In addition, Lawrence Transit buses will all be fare-free starting in 2023. Check out all the routes at this link; see the full transit guide with maps and schedules in PDF form at this link.

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