Free rides to Greencastle polls offered Tuesday

Friday, October 30, 2015

Going to the polls to vote is certainly seen as an important civic duty by many.

Helping announce the availability of free rides to the Greencastle polls from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday are (from left) A Cab drivers Dave Bombei and Christina Paul, A Cab owner David Evens, driver Indy New, Putnam County Clerk Heather Gilbert and Voter Registration Clerk Stacia Hathaway. Reservations are recommended but not required, Evens said. Banner Graphic/CAREY FOX

Getting people to the polls, on the other hand, is something David Evens has seen as his civic duty.

Evens, who owns and operates the A Cab taxi service in Greencastle has taken it upon himself to offer free rides to the Greencastle polls Tuesday for anyone who needs transportation to the polls to vote in the municipal election.

Polls are open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 3 and those are also the hours Evens will offer free rides to voters in "the greater Greencastle area."

"I had two or three of my regular customers ask me if I would take them to vote," he explained Friday, "And I said, 'Yeah, and I'll even pay for that.'"

While not required, Evens nonetheless recommends making reservations for the free service by calling 720-4050.

He plans to have two cabs in service at all times on Tuesday during voting in the City of Greencastle election.

"We might get five people, we might take 15 or we might take 40," Evens said. "I just think it's a great idea.

"I figure if we can give all the partiers rides on New Year's Eve, then we might as well take people to vote."

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