It’s Election Day, and if that makes you feel like you need a drink or some retail therapy, you’re in luck: A number of local businesses are giving away discounts to people who come in with an “I voted” sticker.

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From cheap booze to free movies, to discounts on everything from records to fabric, Bay Area businesses want to reward you for doing your civic duty.

Click through the gallery above for the full roundup of free and cheap stuff you can get for voting

If you’re Muni or BART-averse, free or discounted rides from Uber, Lyft, Ford Go Bikes and Lime give you options when heading to the polls to cast your ballot or drop it off. If employees don’t have time to vote outside working hours, state law entitles them to two hours off to vote without loss of pay.


Still not registered? Don’t fret, fellow procrastinators. It’s not too late, provided you’re in California. Remember, you can do Election Day conditional voter registration at your county Department of Election (City Hall if you’re in San Francisco; if not, look for sites that allow conditional voter registration in your county here).

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There’s a range of election guides and endorsement roundups online to help you parse the props and make your choices, including this one from the Chronicle and others from our peers and neighbors at SF Weekly, KQED, the East Bay Express, the Merc, the L.A. Times and the Sacramento Bee.

After all that reading, you deserve a drink. Handily enough, there are lots of bars with drink deals for thirsty voters on Tuesday.

If you hear of other good discounts and deals for voters, email us to get them added to this roundup.

Filipa Ioannou is an SFGATE staff writer. Email her at fioannou@sfchronicle.com and follow her on Twitter

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