Voting In Hawaii

GENERAL ELECTION (MIDTERM)
November 6, 2018
VOTER REGISTRATION DEADLINE
October 22, 2018

 

 
VOTER REGISTRATION

ID required to register?

ID REQUESTED. Voters are asked to provide their Hawaii Driver's License or Non-Driver State ID number, or the last four digits of their social security number. If the voter has never been issued either one of these they may still register to vote.

First-time registrants applying by mail are requested to provide a current and valid Photo ID; or a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other government document that shows your name and address.

If voter does not provide the requested ID they must provide it when voting for the first time or with their mail-in ballot.

ID REQUIRED to register to vote online. Please see ONLINE REGISTRATION for more info.

Online Registration?

YES. Voters can register to vote or update their information ONLINE. Voters must have a valid Hawaii Driver's License or non-driver State ID and the last four digits of their social security number to register online.

DEADLINE: Thirty (30) days before any Election.

Voters may register to vote after the deadline. See ELECTION DAY REGISTRATION for more info.

Paper Form Registration

Voters can register to vote in-person at the Office of Elections, their County Clerk’s Office, State Libraries, U.S. Post Offices, State Agencies, and Satellite City Halls. Or, they can download and print a form that can be mailed or hand delivered to their County Clerk.

DEADLINE | By Mail: Postmarked thirty (30) days before any Election.
DEADLINE | In-Person: Voters may register to vote after the deadline. See ELECTION DAY REGISTRATION for more info.

Election Day Registration

YES. Voters may register to vote during the Early-Voting period, or at their polling place on Election Day.

Automatic Registration?

NO. Contact your state representatives and ask them to enact automatic voter registration in Hawaii.

Have you moved?

Registered voters who move within the state of Hawaii without updating their registration can fill out a change of address form at their new polling place at their new polling place and cast a regular ballot.

Click HERE to find your Polling Place.

Pre-Register Youth?

YES. Voters who are sixteen (16) and older may choose to pre-register and will automatically be added to the voter rolls at eighteen (18).

VOTING

ID required to vote?

LIMITED ID REQUIRED. Voters voting for the first-time who did not provide ID when registering to vote must show a valid photo ID (Drivers License, State ID, etc), a copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, or other government issued document that shows your name and address.

Voters who do not provide the required ID may vote a Provisional Ballot. The Provisional Ballot will only be counted if the voter provides their County Clerk the required ID within three (3) days of the Election.

Absentee Voting?

YES. Hawaii is a No-Excuse Absentee Voting state which means all registered voters can request an absentee ballot. Voters can download and print an application which can be mailed or hand delivered to their County Clerk or they can request to Vote-by-Mail ONLINE. Voters may choose to become Permanent Absentee Voters.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Must be received seven (7) days before Election Day.

Vote-by-Mail?

YES. Hawaii is a No-Excuse Absentee Voting state which allows all registered voters to vote an absentee ballot by mail.

See ABSENTEE VOTING for more information.

Early Voting?

YES. All registered voters may vote early In-Person at any early walk-in location in their county. Contact your County Clerk for hours and locations.

In-Person Early voting begins two Tuesdays before Election Day and ends the Saturday before Election Day.

Youth Vote in Primary?

LIMITED. Voters registered as Democrats who will be eighteen (18) on or before a Presidential Election may vote in the Democratic Presidential Caucus.

Contact your state representatives and ask them to allow all voters who will be eighteen (18) on or before any Election to vote in the preceding Primary Election.

 

 

Student Voters

Students attending college in Hawaii should visit the CAMPUS PROJECT for more information on registering to vote and voting in Hawaii.

Military/Overseas

Military and Overseas Voters should go to the Federal Voting Assistance Program website for more information on registering to vote and voting in Hawaii.

Felony conviction?

Ex-felons will automatically have their right to vote restored after serving their sentence. Ex-felons may vote while on probation or parole. Ex-felons MUST re-register.

Voters With Disabilities

Voters with disabilities should go HERE for more info. Voters can request for specific assistance from their County Clerk at least five (5) days in advance of the Election.

 

 

DISCLAIMER: We try to have the most current and complete information. But, if you think something is incorrect or incomplete, please feel free to LET US KNOW so we can correct it. Furthermore, we encourage voters to contact their state election officials if they have any questions.