Hawaii Voting Requirements & Information

U.S. Vote Foundation’s Hawaii Voting Requirements and Information directory informs you of Hawaii voting rules and options. It focuses on Hawaii-specific voting guidelines and information for all voters, including domestic, overseas, and military voters. Here you can find out about Hawaii voter eligibility, voter ID requirements, registration, absentee and early voting options, ways to transmit voting documents and links to specific-Hawaii voting tools. It's an all-in-one Hawaii voting resource.

Upcoming Election Dates & Deadlines

Hawaii Federal and State Elections

Tue Mar 12, 2024 - Hawaii Republican Presidential Caucus

Voter Registration Deadline

In-Person Request by
Tue Mar 12, 2024

Absentee Ballot Request Deadline

None on Record

Absentee Ballot Return Deadline

None on Record

Early Voting Available

None on Record

Vote in-person at the caucus location for your District on Tuesday March 12, 2024 from 6 PM to 8 PM.
There is no mail-in voting or proxy voting. Absentee voters may cast provisional ballots in person at any caucus location statewide if they are unable to make it to their home district.

Citizens may register to vote at the caucus. All voters must complete a new Hawaii GOP Party Card. Photo ID required.
Caucus locations will be announced 60 days prior to the March 12, 2024 caucus.

Sat Apr 6, 2024 - Hawaii Democratic Presidential Primary

Voter Registration Deadline

None on Record

Absentee Ballot Request Deadline

None on Record

Absentee Ballot Return Deadline

None on Record

Early Voting Available

None on Record

Voting is from 6 to 8 PM. For more information, go to [Hawaii 2024 Democratic Presidential Primary]]( https://www.hawaiidemocrats.org/2024biennialelection)

Sat Aug 10, 2024 - Hawaii State Primary

Voter Registration Deadline

  • Received by
    Wed Jul 31, 2024
  • Same Day Registration & Voting
    From Wed Jul 31, 2024 to Sat Aug 10, 2024

Absentee Ballot Request Deadline

Sat Aug 3, 2024

Absentee Ballot Return Deadline

Received by
Sat Aug 10, 2024

Early Voting Available

None on Record

General Information

Registration

You can register to vote or update your registration information:

  • online
  • by mail
  • in person at your elections office
  • when applying for/renewing a Hawaii Driver License or State ID (automatic unless you decline)
  • at some public assistance offices

If you miss the deadline to register (up to 10 days before an election), late registration is available at early walk in voting locations.

Election Day Voting

Polling places are open from 7am to 7pm on Election Day.

Find my polling place

Early Voting

Voter service centers will be open 10 business days prior to each election. Any registered voter may walk-in to any early voting location in their county to cast their vote before Election Day. Exact times and locations are available here

Absentee Voting

Hawaii votes by mail. All voters will automatically receive their ballot in the mail 18 days prior to each election. Voters with disabilities who cannot read standard print may now request an electronic ballot to be permanently emailed every election.

Please visit the US Vote Disability Voting Guide to see accommodations for the registration and voting process.

Eligibility Requirements

You are eligible to vote in Hawaii if you:

  • Are a U.S. citizen
  • Are a resident of Hawaii
  • Are at least 18 years old by Election Day

You may be required to produce proof of intent to stay.

You are NOT eligible to vote in Hawaii if:

  • A judge has specifically ruled that you are not able to vote.
  • You are in prison or jail for a felony conviction

Restorative Requirements

  • If you have completed a felony prison sentence, even if you are still on parole or probation, then you are immediately eligible to register to vote.

You may preregister to vote in Hawaii

  • At the age 16

If you are a student, you are eligible to vote in Hawaii if:

  • You reside in Hawaii but are attending college in another state
  • You reside in another state but attend college in Hawaii

Identification Requirements

Voter Registration

To register to vote in Hawaii you should provide:

  • Your Hawaii Driver's License or State non-driver ID Number
  • Your Social Security Number

If you are registering to vote for the first time in Hawaii and do not have a Hawaii Driver License, Hawaii State ID, or the last 4-digits of your Social Security Number, you will need to provide a copy of one of the following forms of ID:

  • Current and Valid Photo ID
  • Utility Bill, Bank Statement, Government Check, or Paycheck that Shows your current name and address
  • Government Issued Document that shows your current name and address

Voting In-Person

Hawaii does not require ID to vote in person.

You do not need to provide ID when voting by mail, but your signature must match the one the state has on file for voting.

Voter Materials Transmission Options

Domestic Voter

In-Person

Mail

Fax

Email

Online

Voter Registration
Absentee Ballot Request
Blank Ballot To Voter
Voted-Absentee Ballot Return

State Lookup Tools – Am I Registered?

Upcoming Election Dates & Deadlines

Hawaii Federal and State Elections

Tue Mar 12, 2024 - Hawaii Republican Presidential Caucus

Voter Registration Deadline

Overseas:

None on Record

Military:

None on Record

Absentee Ballot Request Deadline

Overseas:

None on Record

Military:

None on Record

Absentee Ballot Return Deadline

Overseas:

None on Record

Military:

None on Record

Sat Apr 6, 2024 - Hawaii Democratic Presidential Primary

Voter Registration Deadline

None on Record

Absentee Ballot Request Deadline

None on Record

Absentee Ballot Return Deadline

None on Record

Sat Aug 10, 2024 - Hawaii State Primary

Voter Registration Deadline

Postmarked by
Wed Jul 31, 2024

Absentee Ballot Request Deadline

Received by
Sat Aug 3, 2024 4:30PM HST

Absentee Ballot Return Deadline

Received by
Sat Aug 10, 2024 7:00PM HST

Eligibility Requirements

Overseas Voters

U.S. citizens living abroad have the right to vote as absentee voters, provided they are eligible to vote in their state. If you are living outside of the U.S. permanently, indefinitely, or temporarily, your voting rights stay with you, even if you never voted when you lived in the U.S. To vote from overseas:

  • Complete and send an overseas voter registration/ballot request form to your election office in the U.S. This is one specific form that will register you as an overseas voter and request your absentee ballot – simultaneously.

Many states allow children who were born overseas, but never lived in the U.S., to use their U.S. parents’ last residence address to register.

Military Voters

Service members and their eligible family members living outside their voting jurisdiction (within or outside the U.S.) are able to vote as absentee voters.

  • If you are a service member, or an eligible family member, there is a single form to file for both voter registration and ballot request. It is often called the “Federal Post Card Application” or the FPCA form. This form must be re-filed with your election office each time you change location.

To vote as a service member or eligible family member:

  • Complete and send a voter registration/ballot request form “FPCA” to your election office in the U.S. It is the same form in all states.

Identification Requirements

Voting Overseas

U.S. citizens living overseas may register and request a ballot using the overseas voter registration/ballot request form. You will have the following identification options when completing the form:

  • U.S. State or Territory or District Issued ID
  • Option to Indicate that you do not have the Requested ID
  • Complete Social Security Number

Voting Military

Service members and their dependents may register and request a ballot using the federal voter registration/ballot request form ("FPCA"). You will have the following identification options when completing the form:

  • U.S. State or Territory or District Issued ID
  • Complete Social Security Number
  • Option to Indicate that you do not have the Requested ID

Voter Materials Transmission Options

Overseas Voter

In-Person

Mail

Fax

Email

Online

Voter Registration
Absentee Ballot Request
Blank Ballot To Voter
Voted-Absentee Ballot Return

Military Voter

In-Person

Mail

Fax

Email

Online

Voter Registration
Absentee Ballot Request
Blank Ballot To Voter
Voted-Absentee Ballot Return

State Lookup Tools – Am I Registered?