Compensation For Voting Is Illegal But Companies Are Doing
Black Friday is coming early. It’s landing on a Tuesday and its called Election Day. Uber, Zipcar, Lyft and some restaurants are taking care of voters.
Restaurants all over the country are either giving away free food or giving some nice discounts. According to legal experts, it really isn't legal to give anything away for voting but if it's a restaurant that is not bias to any political party it shouldn't matter at all. Let your vote be heard and get some free or discounted food.
Now, for people that need transportation there will be discounts for you too. Uber is taking care of you through voter groups. Make sure you get that discount code and there you go, you have yourself a cheap ride.
Lyft isn't going to stay out of the fun. The ride company has teamed up with non-profit organizations to help voters get to their destinations with either free or discount rides.
Zipcar is set to give all voters a $20 credit for their next car rental.
Since it is illegal to give away free stuff to voters, there is a way to make sure you don't get into trouble while doing a good deed . . . Make sure you don't require people to have an "I voted" sticker and technically you are giving it away to everyone.