Registration Deadline: The application for Voter Registration must be received by the City or County Clerk where you reside no later than 4:30 p.m. 30 days before the election.
Party Affiliation: Hawaii conducts a Single Party Primary Election. Voters are allowed to vote for only one political party (a single color coded section).
VOTER REGISTRATION QUALIFICATIONS
Age: At least 18 years of age on election day. Hawaii allows an individual who is
otherwise qualified to register and is at least sixteen years of age, to preregister
upon satisfactory proof of age and be automatically registered upon reaching age eighteen.
Citizenship: Must be a United States citizen
Residency: Must be a legal resident of the State of Hawaii
Felony Convictions: May not vote in an election while committed to imprisonment for a felony. More information here.
-A current and valid photo identification; or
-A current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or government document that shows your name and address.
If you do not provide the required proof of identification with this Affidavit on Application for Voter Registration, you will be required to do so at your polling place, or with your voted absentee mail-in ballot.
Other Voter Registration Qualifications: Voters must re-register after doing any of the following:
-You legally change your name
-You moved since the last election and your residence is now a different location in the State of Hawaii
-You changed your mailing address in the State of Hawaii since the last election.
OBTAINING A VOTER REGISTRATION FORM
Online: Hawaii voter registration forms or download a form.
- Satellite City Hall
- Public libraries
- U.S. Post Offices
- Phone Directory
- State services agencies
- University of Hawaii System
- Office of Elections' website
By mail/ in writing: Mail the Wikiwiki Voter Registration & Permanent Absentee form to the Office of the City or County Clerk where you reside.
By fax: Contact your local City or County Clerk's office or faxing options.
VERIFYING YOUR VOTER REGISTRATION STATUS
Online: Visit your City or County Clerk's website for verification of voter registration status.
Phone: You can also contact your County Election Official to verify your voter registration.
ABSENTEE BALLOT QUALIFICATIONS
Who can vote absentee:
- Any person registered to vote may cast an absentee ballot.
- If you cannot vote at your polling place for any reason or you will be absent from the State of Hawaii on election day, you may vote using an absentee ballot.
OBTAINING AN ABSENTEE BALLOT
Online: Online form available, for more absentee application information visit Hawaii's website.
In person: Applications are available at:
- Satellite City Halls
- U.S. Post Offices
- all public libraries
- all state services agencies
By mail: print out online form and mail or drop off the completed application at the office of the City or County Clerk. You will receive your ballot and instructions on how to vote your ballot by mail.
Military and overseas voting: Hawaii provides a fact sheet for military and overseas voters.
Emergency Voting: No emergency voting procedures are available in Hawaii.
Other absentee ballot information: Permanent Absentee ballot registration available here
SUBMITTING AN ABSENTEE BALLOT
Location and time: Submit your completed application directly to the Office of your City/County Clerk no later than the dates specified below. Absentee Applications/requests will be accepted until:
-2016 Primary Election: August 6, 2016
-2016 General Election: November 1, 2016
All absentee ballots must be received by the clerk issuing the ballots no later than the close of polls on Election Day.
Early voting qualifications: Early voting is available in the form of in person absentee voting.
Other information for early voting: Please remember to bring proper identification when you arrive at walk-in polling places to cast your early vote. Absentee walk-in polling places are located at the offices of the city or county clerk where you reside. For hours of operations call your City or County Clerk where you reside.
Verifying Registration: Contact your local City or County Clerk's office.
Deciding how to vote: http://www.votesmart.org/
Polling Place: Locate your polling location online. Or contact your local City or County Clerk for locations near you.
How to Vote: Hawaii voting instructions
Know your rights as a voter.
Problems with voting: View Hawaii's state HAVA plan or contact your local city or county clerk to learn how to file a valid complaint.
Verifying provisional ballot status: To determine if a provisional ballot was counted or not, and if not, the reason that the vote was not counted, please visit Office of Elections website at http://www.hawaii.gov/elections, click on “Check Your Provisional Ballot” and fill-in the information required.
Verifying absentee ballot status: UOCAVA voters may confirm their absentee ballot status online.