To use the online voter registration system you must have a current and valid Hawai‘i Driver's license or Hawai‘i state ID.
Online registration form (in English, Chinese, Tagalog, and Ilocano)
Printable forms (in English, Chinese, Tagalog, and Ilocano)
Refer to the box below for information about ID requirements.
You are not required to indicate a political party affiliation when registering to vote.
To update registration after a move, name change, or change of political party affiliation, use the voter registration form.
The Clerk's office in each county maintains the voter rolls. To remove someone from a voter roll, contact the local Clerk's office.
For online voter registration, a Hawaiʻi drivers license or state ID is required, and you must enter your Social Security number.
If you have a Hawaiʻi drivers license or state ID, you must provide its number and the last four digits of your Social Security number.
In 2019, voting by mail was established under Act 136. All registered voters receive a mail-in ballot approximately 18 days prior to the election. Ballots may be returned by postal mail or dropped off at a county Voter Service Center or in a ballot drop box. "Voted ballots must be received by your County Elections Division by 7:00 p.m. on Election Day."
"Vote in-person by visiting any Voter Service Center in your county. Voter service centers are open 10 days through Election Day for in-person voting, same day registration and accessible voting."
A provisional ballot is used:
"A fail-safe voter is a person who is a first-time voter who has mailed the voter registration application and has not provided the required HAVA identification either at the time of registration, at the polling place, or when returning a voted absentee ballot. In such a situation, the voter is able to submit a provisional ballot. The voter must provide the Clerk’s Office acceptable identification for the ballot to be counted, by the following deadlines:
Primary Election: August 22, 2022
General Election: November 15, 2022"
Information about voter registration and voting for individuals experiencing houselessness is available on the Office of Elections website.
"Voters who are away from their Hawaiʻi residence during the election may submit an Absentee Application to have their ballot mailed to an alternate mailing address for the primary election, general election, or both."
To update mailing address use registration form (English, Chinese, Tagalog, or Ilocano)
Offices/Measures That May Appear on the Ballot
|Federal (even years)||
President/Vice-President (elected every four years; next election in 2024)
Senator (elected every six years for staggered terms; next election in 2022)
Representative (elected every two years, next election in 2022)
|State (even years)||
State Senate (elected every four years, next election in 2022 due to redistricting)
State House of Representatives (elected every two years, next election in 2022)
Office of Hawaiian Affairs Trustee (elected every 4 years, next election in 2022)
|County (even years)||
Mayor (elected every 4 years)
Prosecuting Attorney (elected every 4 years)
County council Member (elected every 2 or 4 years)
Refer to the Hawai‘i elections calendar to learn which county offices are on the ballot in 2022.
List of elected officials in Hawai‘i and their terms of office
|County charter amendments||Next ballot in 2022. See each county's charter amendments.|
|State Constitution amendments||No proposed amendments in 2022|
The Hawai‘i Office of Elections should be contacted "by any person who believes that there is a violation of provision of title III of the Help America Vote Act, including violations which have occurred, are occurring, or about to occur."
The Hawai‘i Campaign Spending Commission provides access to candidates’ election committee, ballot committee, and Political Action Committee campaign finance filings.
1-888-VE-Y-VOTA (888-839-8682) (en Español)
1-888-API-VOTE (888-274-8683) (Asian multilingual assistance)
1-844-YALLA-US (844-925-5287) (Arabic)
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