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VOTER REGISTRATION
Registration Deadline: The application for Voter Registration must be submitted to your Clerk’s Office by:
-Primary: July 12, 2018
-General: October 9, 2018
If you miss these deadlines, Election Day Registration allows eligible voters to register and vote:
-At an Early Walk In Voting location in their county; or
-On Election Day at the polling place determined by their residence address.
You will be asked to complete a registration affidavit and provide physical identification.
More information on Election Day registration
Party Affiliation: Voters are not required to declare a party preference prior to voting. The Hawaii State Constitution provides for the secrecy of the vote, including the voter’s political party selection.




VOTER REGISTRATION QUALIFICATIONS
Age: At least eighteen years of age Hawaii law allows qualified individuals to pre-register at sixteen years of age. Upon reaching eighteen years of age, they will be automatically registered.
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.
ID Requirements for Registering to Vote:
-A current and valid photo identification or
-A current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other government document that shows your name and address.
If you do not provide the required proof of identification with the application, 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: online registration
In person: Applications are available at any of the following locations:
-Office of Elections
-Clerk’s Offices
-State Libraries
-U.S. Post Offices
-Most State Agencies
-Satellite City Halls
By mail/ in writing: download a form. Mail the 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: Hawaii's Online Voter Registration System
Phone: Contact your local City or County Clerk's office

ABSENTEE BALLOT QUALIFICATIONS
Who can vote absentee:
Any person registered to vote may cast an absentee ballot. The voter registration application also contains a section to request to vote by mail permanently. Applicants may complete this section if they would like to receive their ballots by mail for all future elections.


OBTAINING AN ABSENTEE BALLOT
In person: Applications are available at:
-Office of Elections
-Clerk’s Offices
-State Libraries
-U.S. Post Offices
-Most State Agencies
-Satellite City Halls
By mail: print out one of the following forms:
Permanent Absentee Application and one-time Absentee Application
Other Languages (Chinese/ One-Time Absentee Form Chinese) (Ilocano / One-Time Absentee Form Ilocano )
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.
Application Deadline: Submit your completed application directly to the Office of your City/County Clerk no later than 30 days prior to the election if applying to register to vote or no later than 7 days prior to the election if applying for a permanent absentee ballot.
Military and overseas voting: The Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act (UOCAVA) created special provisions for absent uniformed services and overseas citizens to vote by mail in primary, general, and special elections; and to allow these individuals to use a federal write-in absentee ballot (FWAB) in the general election.
More information for military and overseas voters.


SUBMITTING AN ABSENTEE BALLOT
Location and time: All absentee ballots must be received by the clerk issuing the ballots no later than the close of polls on Election Day.


EARLY VOTING
Early voting qualifications: Any registered voter may request a mail ballot or cast their vote at an early walk-in location within their county.
Other information for early voting:
Early walk in dates are as follows:
-Primary Election: Monday, July 30 - Thursday, August 9
-General Election: Tuesday, October 23 - Saturday, November 3
For locations and hours in each county, click here.




ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Deciding how to vote: https://votesmart.org/
Polling Place: Locate your polling location online. Or refer to the list of polling places.
Problems with voting: Election Objections factsheet
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 the Office of Elections website.
Verifying absentee ballot status: contact your city or county clerk

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