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Voting on Wheels: Bike N Vote Wants to Make Voting Fun

07:00 June 18, 2020
By: Sofia Gomez Alonso

The Bike N Vote initiative aims at getting people to ride their bikes to City Hall to vote in the upcoming elections. It seeks to promote voter engagement by providing the residents of New Orleans with a form of entertainment while reshaping the narrative of politics as accessible and fun. The event is organized by Party Genius with support from First City Court Judge candidate Marissa Hutabarat, along with Raire Label.

This initiative is not only aimed at increasing the number of voters, but it also aspires to place voting as a commonality among community members. Participants will be provided with the opportunity to rent a bike free of charge if they don't already have one, and the first ride to City Hall will leave Armstrong Park on Saturday, June 20, at 3 p.m. The first stop of the bike route will be at City Hall, where riders will cast their ballot. Afterwards, the bike route will have stops at several local bars, where the bikers will have the opportunity to network and support local businesses. Riders are encouraged to bring an ID, a mask, and cold water, as well as to be registered to vote on the East Bank of Orleans Parish. Donations at www.bikenvote.org are encouraged, as they will be allocated towards supplying riders with water and snacks at City Hall.

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