More information: https://elections.hawaii.gov/voters
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 and Ilocano): https://olvr.hawaii.gov/Default.aspx
Printable forms (in English, Chinese and Ilocano): https://elections.hawaii.gov/voters/registration/
Refer to the box below for information about ID requirements.
Choosing a political party
You are not required to choose 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 town maintains the voter rolls. To remove someone from a voter roll, contact the local Clerk's office
For online voter registration, a Hawaii drivers license or state ID is required.
An ID is not required for mail-in registration, but you must provide one of the documents listed on the form to verify residence:
"Act 136, SLH 2019 implements all elections be conducted by mail. The law removes using polling places where voters cast their ballots on election day, and instead a ballot is automatically mailed to registered voters."
"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."
More information: https://elections.hawaii.gov/frequently-asked-questions/voting-by-mail/
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 11, 2020
General Election: November 5, 2020"
More Information: https://elections.hawaii.gov/resources/provisional-voting/
The State of Hawai‘i passed Act 136, SLH 2019, implementing elections by mail beginning with the 2020 Elections.
All properly registered voters will automatically receive a mail ballot packet approximately 18 days prior to the election.
To update mailing address use registration form (English, Chinese or Ilocano) https://olvr.hawaii.gov/Default.aspx
Many organizations offer free rides to polling places. Some of these include:
Offices/Measures That May Appear on the Ballot
|Federal (even years)||
President/Vice-President (elected every four years; next election in 2020)
Senator (elected every six years for staggered terms; next election in 2022)
Representative (elected every two years, next election in 2020)
|State (even years)||
State Senate (elected every two years, next election in 2020)
State House of Representatives (elected every two years, next election in 2020)
Office of Hawai‘i Affairs Trustee (elected every 4 years, next election in 2020)
|Municipal (odd years)||
Election Day is November 3, 2020
Dates of municipal elections can be found in the State Register and Manual https://elections.hawaii.gov/about-us/calendar
The Hawai‘i Office of Elections (https://elections.hawaii.gov/resources/hava-complaints/) 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."
Hawai‘i Campaign Spending Commission (http://ags.hawaii.gov/campaign) provides access to candidates’ election committee and Political Action Committee campaign finance filings
Find your elected officials: https://portal.ehawaii.gov/government/elected-officials/
1-888-VE-Y-VOTA (en Español)
1-888-API-VOTE (Asian multilingual assistance)
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