For the last presidential election and previous ones, dating back to Jimmy Carter, the Isabella County Transportation Commission has offered free rides to the polls to students, the disabled, seniors or anyone else who wanted to vote in the presidential election, but no more.
Several organizations will provide volunteers to drive people to the polls. Commendable as these groups efforts are, they do not offer the professionalism, convenience and accessibility that ICTC does. Volunteers do not come with wheelchair lifts.
As a public service, ICTC should help those who want to vote and reinstate this policy. Everyone should be given the opportunity to vote, even those who don’t drive.