Cab app Hailo offers free taxis to voters

Hailo, the taxi app that was Uber for black cabs before Uber existed, is giving away free taxi rides to anyone voting in the General Election. All you need to do is pre-book your cab using the Hailo app (iOS, Android and Apple Watch), go to your polling station, and as long as your fare’s under £15, it’s free.

Pre-booked cabs are available between 7 and 8pm on the 7th of May (election day), and Hailo is commandeering as many drivers as possible to help people get their votes in.

Gary Bramall, Hailo’s CMO, says:

“We believe everyone’s vote counts. In the 2010 election 9% said they didn’t vote because they couldn’t get to a polling station. That 9% could have made a big difference. Time is a scarce commodity for city dwellers so this is our way of encouraging more people to vote and ensuring people get to the polls to have their say.”

“For us this is about people, not politics; participation not policies. We’re committed to giving people a voice and putting our customers at the heart of our business, as well as helping to shape future policy.”

We think it’s a brilliant idea, and couldn’t agree more that every single vote counts. By cab, on foot, by bike or by hoverboard, make sure you get yours in on the 7th of May.

Holly Brockwell