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2. Free rides (and directions)No such thing as a free ride? Think again. Ride hailing apps Uber and Lyft are giving voters in Pennsylvania – one of a handful of battleground states – up to $15 off rides to and from the ballot box with My Ride to Vote, a coalition of organisations. Uber is also notifying passengers where their nearest location for voting is in the app, with some help from Google. "Given the important decision people around the country will make on 8 November, we wanted to make getting to and from your polling place easier than ever," the company said in a blog post.
3. Time offForget ping pong tables and bean bags… the latest tech company trend is giving staff time off, some even a whole day, to ensure everyone makes it to the ballot box. There's no excuse for anyone working at more than 300 tech companies for not turning out – from larger firms such as Spotify and Square to, smaller ones like mattress startup Casper and media company Thrillist.
4. Swipe left for politicsThe many issues that have sprung up throughout campaigning (and there have been some, it's not all been mud slinging, honest) might not be clear to everyone. That's why Tinder hooked up with the group Rock the Vote to try and educate young people.
Instead of swiping to find a date, Tinder users were presented with Swipe the Vote – information on the major issues of the campaign – and also where their nearest poling place is. And such is the global impact of the Presidential race, users in 15 countries around the world, not just the US, were asked to Swipe the Vote.