Ride free on Election Day 2023

Posted on October, 23 2023

DART will offer free rides on Local, Express, On Demand and On Call services all day on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2023.

Many riders who rely on DART services for everyday essentials also rely on us to vote on Election Days. To help ensure all Polk County residents can make their voices heard, regular bus service will be provided at no cost on Election Day and Paratransit trips to and from polling locations.


For Fixed Route, Express Route, On Call and On Demand Riders

1. Start by finding your polling place.

First, find your polling location here. Polls in Polk County will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Election Day.

2. Plan your trip

Now that you know where you’re voting, you can use the MyDART Trip Planner or the MyDART app to learn which routes will take you there.


For Bus Plus Riders

1. Find your polling location.

Click here to search your address and learn where you’ll vote this year.

2. Schedule your trip.

ONLY Paratransit trips to and from polling locations will be free on Election Day, Tuesday Nov. 7, 2023

All Paratransit trips need to be reserved at least 24 hours in advance. For example, if you plan to vote at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, at the latest you can call to schedule your trip by 7:59 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 6. We strongly recommend you schedule your trip by 4:59 p.m. on November 3, 2023.

To book your trip call 515-283-8136 to speak with Paratransit Customer Service staff. 


Make a difference. 

Polls in Polk County are open between 7 a.m. and 8 p.m., however free rides will be available all day on Local, Express, On Demand, and On Call routes. Our service day is from roughly 5 a.m. through approximately 11 p.m.

Any questions about getting to the polls on Election Day? Contact DART Customer Service via email at dart@ridedart.com, phone at 515-283-8100 or in person at DART Central Station.

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