CATS transportation helps riders register to vote

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BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD)- A day after the first 2020 presidential candidate debate, representatives of the Capital Area Transit System (CATS) of East Baton Rouge Parish decided to help locals register to vote.

“We were able to connect our ridership to where they need to go vote at, we had our cellphones and laptop we used the secretary of state ‘Geaux Vote’ app and we were able to get those folks to register but get them located to where they need to vote at November 3,” Business Development Director, Theodore Richards said.

In two days, CATS say they registered over a few dozen people to vote.

Richards says the first presidential candidate debate on September 29 motivated CATS to help others register to vote.

“I’m hopeful it [the debate] has awakened our community and they are more interested and they are able to have a successful vote,” Richards said.

CATS handed out personal protective equipment to their customers who registered.

“We want to inform our ridership of the opportunities that are out there and do our due diligence to reach out customers to where they are.”

The in person voting registration deadline in the state is October 5.

Those who want to register online can do so here by October 13.

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