Date: Tue Jun 24, 2014 15:53:43
From: Pasco County Supervisor of Elections
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 24, 2014
Contact: Tami Bentley
Pasco County Public Transportation to Provide Free Rides to Polls
Pasco County FL - Supervisor of Elections Brian E. Corley announced that the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) today approved a partnership between the Pasco County Public Transportation (PCPT) Department and the Supervisor of Elections to provide Pasco County voters free rides to the polls on election days in the upcoming 2014 election cycle.
On Primary Election Day, Tuesday, August 26, 2014 and General Election Day, November 4, 2014, voters who present their voter information card will ride free to their local polling location on public transportation. Michael H. Carroll, Pasco County Public Transportation Director, PCPT, proposed the partnership to the BOCC at their bi-monthly meeting at the West Pasco Government Center today as an effort to encourage and promote participation in the election process while introducing public transportation as a viable option for travel throughout Pasco County.
"I couldn't be happier with the approval of this proposal or more grateful for the Board's support," said Supervisor Corley. "I think providing an opportunity for citizens to exercise their right to vote is a worthy cause and serves as an exemplary example of good government."
The Supervisor of Elections and PCPT plan to use available media advertising and their respective websites to inform potential riders/voters on how to access and navigate the transit system. The promotional effort is anticipated to have minimal fiscal impact in unrealized cash fares.
For more information about PCPT go to the following link:
Brian E. Corley, Supervisor of Elections