State of Hawaii Voting Requirements & Information

Statewide Voter Information

 

U.S. Domestic Voters

Registration

You can register to vote or update your registration information:

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

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

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

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:

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

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:

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

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

Am I Registered?

https://olvr.hawaii.gov

Where is my Ballot?

https://olvr.hawaii.gov

Where is my Polling Place?

https://olvr.hawaii.gov

Can I Register to Vote Online?

https://olvr.hawaii.gov

State Elections Website

https://olvr.hawaii.gov

Can I View my Sample Ballot?

https://olvr.hawaii.gov/

Overseas & Military Voters

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:

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

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:

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

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

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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.

Am I Registered?

https://olvr.hawaii.gov

Where is my Ballot?

https://olvr.hawaii.gov

Where is my Polling Place?

https://olvr.hawaii.gov

Can I Register to Vote Online?

https://olvr.hawaii.gov

State Elections Website

https://olvr.hawaii.gov

Can I View my Sample Ballot?

https://olvr.hawaii.gov/