Not only are there free and discounted rides to polling places, free childcare available for all Rockford residents.

Last week UAW announced free rides for voters and Uber & Lyft announced discounts for rides to polls. As if that weren't a solid enough reason for someone to not be able to get to the polls, this one will make it almost impossible. Childcare will now be available for all Rockford residents.

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Three branches of the Rock River Valley YMCA will offer childcare for voters on Tuesday. Puri Family, Northeast Family, and SwedishAmerican Riverfront welcome children to allow parents and guardians to vote, non-members included. The service is available for free for two hours.

According to rockriverymca.org, here are the times and availability.

SwedishAmerican Riverfront YMCA: 8am-12pm and 3pm-8pm
Northeast Family YMCA: 8am-12pm and 3-8pm
Puri Family YMCA: 8am-11:30 am and 4-8pm


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