Uber To Offer In-App Voter Registration, Ballot Requests

The Hill reports:

Eligible voters will be able to register to vote and request mail-in ballots through the Uber app, as well as receive information on and discounted rides to and from polling places, the company announced Tuesday.

Uber is partnering with TurboVote to help “riders, eaters, drivers and delivery people” register to vote or request a vote-by-mail ballot through Uber and Uber Eats apps, according to the announcement.

The new feature is part of Uber’s push to make sure every eligible citizen has access to voting, said Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi. Uber also announced it is a founding member of the “Power the Polls” initiative, which is encouraging people to volunteer as poll workers.