Election Day 2018: What you need to know

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Voters across Kern County head to the polls Tuesday, Nov. 6, to elect a U.S. senator and congressman, governor and lieutenant governor, and state House and Senate members.

Polls are open from 7:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m.

You can also drop your ballot off on Election Day from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. at any polling place.

Officials say your vote-by-mail ballot will only count if it is post marked by Nov. 6.

For more information on polling sites, click here.


Beginning at 8 p.m. on Election Day, 17News will be live for four hours until midnight on our website kget.com, and on our KGET Facebook page.

We’ll have reporters fanned out across town. 17’s Jim Scott will be live with republican candidates and Telemundo’s Jose Gaspar will be live with democratic candidates.

Tune in and follow along with our hashtag, #KernVote.


Uber/Lyft discounted rides to the polls

Ride hailing apps Uber and Lyft are planning to offer discounted rides on Election Day.

Lyft

Promo codes are valid for 50% off any standard ride to a polling location on Election Day (Nov. 6th, 2018), up to $5. 

Uber

Uber will also be offering $10 off a single ride to the polls on Election Day on the most affordable Uber option available in your city:

  1. Make sure you have the most recent version of the Uber app.
  2. Enter the promotional code VOTE2018 in your app. (Tap Menu > Payment > Add Promo Code)
  3. Request your ride using our polling place locator, right in the Uber app. 
  4. Be sure to select the most affordable Uber option available in your city (Express POOL, POOL, or UberX, in that order). 

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