Uber to shut down operations if Proposition 1 fails

FILE - Uber (KXAN File Photo)
FILE - Uber (KXAN File Photo)

AUSTIN (KXAN) — As voters continue to head for the polls on Saturday’s Election Day, ride-sharing companies are already planning for the fate of Proposition 1.

Uber is the latest ride-sharing company to announce they will shut down by Monday at 8 a.m. if Proposition 1 does not pass.

Earlier in the week Lyft said if the ordinance fails, they will also leave on Monday and will cease their operations at 5 a.m.

Voting “yes,” or for Prop 1 means that criminal background checks for ride-sharing drivers excluding fingerprinting.

A vote against the ordinance, or voting “no” on the ballot means that drivers will require to undergo fingerprint checks in addition to the standard background checks.

Polling locations will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday. To find the closest voting center near your area, click here.

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