The Jule, Dubuque’s public transportation system, is offering free bus rides for voters this election season. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, The Jule has suspended fares until further notice, allowing voters to ride to the polls free of charge on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 3.

The Jule’s fixed-route service and on-demand service will provide free “Ride to Vote” rides during hours of operation from 6:15 a.m. until 6:45 p.m. Fixed-route buses will not deviate from regular routes but will provide rides to bus stops within reasonable walking distance of polling places in Dubuque.

Upon request, transportation services staff will provide information to participants to assist with their navigation from fixed-route stops to polling places. Details on polling places and the locations of the nearest fixed-route bus stops are available at www.cityofdubuque.org/ridetovote. Residents can find their polling place by visiting https://gis.dbqco.org/electionpollingplaces/.

Voters may also utilize The Jule for rides to early in-person voting or to drop off their absentee ballot prior to Election Day. For more information on these forms of voting and other election-related information, visit www.dubuquecountyiowa.gov/189/Elections.

Participants are reminded that face coverings are required while riding The Jule. Other public health measures are also in place.

For more information, please contact The Jule at 563.589.4266 or email transit@cityofdubuque.org.