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Hertz Is Offering A Free Extra Rental Day To Help People Vote
Hertz wants to make sure that everyone has a ride to the polls on election day.
The car rental company, which was just ranked as 2020’s Best Rental Car Company, announced it would give everyone one day free when they reserve a car for two days and pick up their cars on Nov. 2 or Nov. 3.
“We want to make it easier for people to exercise their right to vote – especially those who need safe and reliable transportation,” Laura Smith, Hertz Executive Vice President of Global Marketing and Customer Experience, shared in a statement. “We’re happy to provide local and convenient mobility options to the communities we serve on Election Day.”
Following the 2016 midterm election, the Performance of American Elections ran a survey of young Americans to discover their voting patterns. The survey found that 30 percent of registered young people did not vote because they said they “had no transportation to a polling place.” The survey found it was the third most common reason for not voting among young people who were not attending college.
“This may be both due to differences in socioeconomic status and, for current students, the location of polling places on/near campus or the availability of programs to provide transportation to the polls,” the survey noted. “Transportation is a significant barrier regardless of educational attainment or other demographic differences: 29% of all youth in the survey cited it as a reason why they didn’t vote, with 15% calling it a major factor.”
To take advantage of the promotion, use the code 210350 when making a reservation on Hertz.com.