Lyft to offer 45 percent discount for rides on Election Day

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - FEBRUARY 03: The Lyft app is seen on a passenger's phone on February 3, 2016 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for Lyft)
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SAN FRANCISCO, CA - FEBRUARY 03: The Lyft app is seen on a passenger's phone on February 3, 2016 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for Lyft)

This Election Day, don't let car problems or no-car problems stop you from doing your civic duty.

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To commemorate the election of America's 45th president on Tuesday, rideshare company Lyft will offer a 45 percent discount on one ride between 7 a.m. and 8 p.m. On Election Day in 20 markets, including Atlanta, Boston, Charlotte, North Carolina, and Washington, D.C., according to a news release from Lyft and technology website The Verge.

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If you're new to Lyft, the company is also offering the code NOVEMBER8TH to receive $5 off your first 10 rides.

Lyft said that those in participating markets can access the promotion through the "Deal of the Week" email they receive Sunday night.

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Uber, another popular rideshare company, will offer $20 off the first ride for new users with the code VOTETODAY.  Existing users can take advantage of Uber's partnership with Google and use the app to find their polling stations by entering the address where they're registered to vote.

Car-sharing network Zipcar said it will make over 7,000 vehicles free for members to use for carpooling to polls from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m Tuesday in all markets where it is available.

Here are the other markets where Lyft will offer 45 percent off for a single trip on Election Day:

Atlanta, Georgia
Baltimore, Maryland
Boston, Massachusetts 
Charlotte, North Carolina
Chicago, Illinois
Dallas, Texas
Denver, Colorado
Detroit, Michigan
Miami, Florida
Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota
Nashville, Tennessee
New Orleans, Louisiana
New York City and New Jersey
Orange County, California
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Phoenix, Arizona
Portland, Oregon
Raleigh, North Carolina
San Diego, California
Washington, District of Columbia

Happy riding and happy voting.

Kelcie Willis with the Cox Media Group National Content Desk contributed to this story.