KANSAS CITY, Mo. — With Arrowhead Stadium being used as a central polling location on Election Day, the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority will provide a specialized route to help voters gets to the stadium.
The route will run between the stadium and East 12th and Charlotte streets. Buses will run every 30 minutes from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m.
“We want to make it as easy as possible for people to get to and from either their polling location on Election Day or these advanced polling locations," said Chuck Ferguson, vice president of operations at RideKC. "That's why we are doing everything we can to provide service for our residents,”
Riders will need to wear a mask in order to get on the bus, where social distancing will be enforced. Fares already have been suspended due to COVID-19.
Voters who would like to ride in a limousine instead of a bus have another option.
Duane E. Harvey Funeral Directors is offering free rides on Election Day to elderly voters from their homes to their polling locations.
They’ve been providing this service for years, as part of a national effort to encourage people to vote.
“We found so many people just don’t have cars and vehicles to go on Election Day," Duane Harvey said. "So we thought it was so important. If you registered and then you don’t have a ride to the poll, that’s what we’re here for. Then you don’t have any excuses at all.”
Limousines will be cleaned before and after voters get in, according to Harvey. Capacity is limited to four voters at a time and everyone is required to wear a mask.
“It’s our right to be able to vote, and we just feel that we don’t want anyone to have an excuse not to vote,” Harvey said.
To schedule a ride to a polling place, contact 816-763-9100. Residents also can visit the RideKC website to find a route to an early polling location or their polling location on Election Day.