State of Hawaii Voting Requirements & Information

Statewide Voter Information

 

U.S. Domestic Voters

Federal and State Elections

Hawaii Republican Presidential Caucus held on Tue Mar 10, 2020

Type

Deadlines

New Voter Registration

Absentee Ballot Request

Absentee Ballot Return

In-Person Absentee Voting

none on record

Early Voting

none on record

Hawaii Democratic Presidential Primary Election held on Sat Apr 4, 2020

Type

Deadlines

New Voter Registration

Thu Mar 5, 2020

Absentee Ballot Request

Sat Mar 28, 2020

Absentee Ballot Return

Sat Apr 4, 2020

In-Person Absentee Voting

none on record

Early Voting

Mon Mar 23, 2020 - Thu Apr 2, 2020

Hawaii State Primary Election held on Sat Aug 8, 2020

Type

Deadlines

New Voter Registration

Thu Jul 9, 2020

Absentee Ballot Request

Sat Aug 1, 2020

Absentee Ballot Return

Sat Aug 8, 2020

In-Person Absentee Voting

none on record

Early Voting

Election Day Registration + Early Voting Wed Jul 29, 2020 - Election Day Registration + Early Voting Fri Aug 7, 2020
All properly registered voters will automatically receive a mail ballot packet approximately 18 days prior to the election.

Registration

You can register to vote or update your registration information:

  • online
  • by mail
  • in person at your elections office

If you miss the deadline to register, late registration is available at early walk in voting locations

Election Day Voting

Polling places are open from 7am to 6pm on Election Day.

Find my polling place

Early Voting

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

Any registered voter may request an absentee ballot and vote by mail. Voters may also request to be vote permanently absentee.

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

Restorative Requirements

  • If you have been previously convicted of a felony crime, you may vote in Hawaii if your voting rights have been restored

You may preregister to vote in Hawaii

  • at the age 16

Voter Registration

To register to vote in Hawaii you should provide:

  • Your Hawaii Driver's License or State ID Number (online applicants only)
  • Your Social Security Number

If you are registering to vote for the first time by mail, you will need to provide a copy of a valid ID. Acceptable forms of ID include:

  • 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

You can alternatively show one of these documents when you vote to complete your registration.

Voting In-Person

If you registered to vote in Hawaii, you may be required to present valid ID if you are voting for the first time or your registration is incomplete. You can use any ID from this list:

  • Current and Valid Photo ID

If you do not have an ID from the above list, in Hawaii additional, acceptable forms of ID include:

  • Current Utility Bill
  • Paycheck that Shows your Name and Address
  • A Government Issued Document that shows your Current Name and Address
  • Government Check
  • Bank Statement

Domestic Voter

In-Person Mail Fax Email Online

Voter Registration

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Absentee Ballot Request

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Voted-Absentee Ballot Return

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Blank Ballot To Voter

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New voter registration and absentee ballot request are available online using the online voter registration system at www.elections.hawaii.gov

Overseas & Military Voters

Hawaii Republican Presidential Caucus held on Tue Mar 10, 2020

Type

Deadlines

Overseas Military

Absentee Voter Registration

Ballot Request for Registered Voter

Ballot Return

Hawaii Democratic Presidential Primary Election held on Sat Apr 4, 2020

Type

Deadlines

Overseas Military

Absentee Voter Registration

Received by Thu Mar 5, 2020 Received by Thu Mar 5, 2020

Ballot Request for Registered Voter

Received by Sat Mar 28, 2020 4:30pm HST Received by Sat Mar 28, 2020 4:30pm HST

Ballot Return

Received by Sat Apr 4, 2020 6:00pm HST Received by Sat Apr 4, 2020 6:00pm HST

Hawaii State Primary Election held on Sat Aug 8, 2020

Type

Deadlines

Overseas Military

Absentee Voter Registration

Received by Thu Jul 9, 2020 Received by Thu Jul 9, 2020

Ballot Request for Registered Voter

Received by Sat Aug 1, 2020 4:30pm HST Received by Sat Aug 1, 2020 4:30pm HST

Ballot Return

Received by Sat Aug 8, 2020 6:00pm HST Received by Sat Aug 8, 2020 6:00pm HST
All properly registered voters will automatically receive a mail ballot packet approximately 18 days prior to the election.

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.

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
  • Option to Indicate that you do not have the Requested ID
  • Complete Social Security Number

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

Overseas Voter

In-Person Mail Fax Email Online

Voter Registration

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Absentee Ballot Request

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Voted-Absentee Ballot Return

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Blank Ballot To Voter

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Online voter registration and online ballot request are available at www.elections.hawaii.gov If you do not receive your ballot within 5 days of the election, Hawaii will fax it to you upon request and you may return it by fax or email with a waiver to the secrecy of your ballot.

Military Voter

In-Person Mail Fax Email Online

Voter Registration

-

Absentee Ballot Request

-

Voted-Absentee Ballot Return

- - -

Blank Ballot To Voter

- -
Online voter registration and online ballot request are available at www.elections.hawaii.gov If you do not receive your ballot within 5 days of the election, Hawaii will fax it to you upon request and you may return it by fax or email with a waiver to the secrecy of your ballot.