People who need a ride to register to vote could get it from MCTS

MILWAUKEE -- The Milwaukee County Transit System (MCTS) announced a program on Thursday, February 11th that will provide free, smart card bus passes for people who need a ride to register to vote or to receive identification documents necessary to vote.

MCTS developed a grant process to allow community groups and non-profit organizations already engaged in promoting voter registration, and voter IDs to obtain MCTS bus passes for distribution through their programs.

The program is only for organizations who will then administer the passes. MCTS will not distribute passes directly to individuals as part of this program.

Any groups receiving the smart card bus passes would be required to:

    Details of the program, as well as the application, are available at

    Money for this program was put in the 2016 county budget by the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors and signed by Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele.