Hawaii

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2024-03-12 – Registration Deadline (In-Person Request by)

In-Person Request by Tue Mar 12, 2024

Last updated: February 2024

Voting in Hawaii

When You Can Vote

On Election Day most, but not all, Voter Service Centers will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m Hawai’i Standard Time. 

Anyone standing in line by the close of voting must be allowed to vote. 

Hawai’i will mail each registered voter a ballot, with return postage prepaid, by:

  • Primary: August 3, 2024
  • General: October 29, 2024  

It must be received by your County Elections Division by 7:00 pm Hawai’i Standard Time on Election Day. 

Mail-in ballots will also be accepted, and in-person voting is available, at Voter Service Centers, which open ten days before Election Day (excluding Sunday). Voter service Center and Places of Deposit (dropbox) locations and hours here .

Where You Can Vote

Voter Service Centers offer accessible in-person voting and same day voter registration. You may vote at any Voter Service Center in the county where you permanently reside.

Registering to Vote

Registration Deadlines

  • The voter registration deadline for the Hawaii Republican Presidential Caucus is In-Person Request by Tue Mar 12, 2024.

How to Check Your Registration: Voters can determine whether they are registered to vote at the following link: Am I Registered?.

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

How to register 

  • Hawaii Republican Presidential Caucus
    • In-Person Request by Tue Mar 12, 2024

Voters can register:

  • Online at any time. If you want to receive a mail ballot and return it by mail, register earlier than one week before Election Day. 
  • Paper applications* must be submitted to your 

County Elections Division by mail or in person by 4:30 pm up to ten days before Election Day

ten days before and including Election Day

*Applications are also available at Hawai’i Office of Elections, County Elections Divisions, State Libraries, U.S. Post Offices, State Agencies, and Satellite City Halls

To register you must be 

  • 18 years of age by election day (16-year-olds can pre-register),
  • A citizen of the United States,
  • A resident of Hawai’i

You cannot vote if: 

  • If you are currently incarcerated for a felony  
  • A judge has ruled that you are not eligible to vote

Criminal Conviction

  • If you are on parole or probation you are eligible to vote. 

If you are incarcerated on a misdemeanor charge you are eligible to vote absentee but must apply for an absentee ballot. 

Voting Early & by Absentee Ballot

If You Want to Vote Absentee, requests may be made:

  • In-Person
  • By Mail

Absentee Ballots may be returned:

  • In-Person
  • By Mail
Hawaii Republican Presidential Caucus

Absentee ballot requests can be downloaded in four languages here. English language absentee ballot request: here. They must be submitted to your County Elections Division by:

  • Primary: August 3, 2024
  • General: October 29, 2024

Absentee Ballots must be returned to your County Elections Division by 7 pm Hawai’i Standard Time 

  • Primary: August 10, 2024
  • General November 5, 2024

How to Return your ballot

Voting in Person

Early and Election Day at a Voter Service Center

Primary: July 29 – August 10, 2024 (excluding Sundays)

General: October 22 – November 5, 2024 (excluding Sundays)

Early Voting hours vary by location. 

Election Day hours vary by location but most are open until 7:00 pm (Some Honolulu County voting centers close at 6:30 pm.)

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.

Identification Requirements to Cast a Ballot

In Person

Registered Voters do not need to show identification to vote, but officials may request identification. If you do not have a current and valid photo ID such as a Driver’s License or State ID, or a document that shows your name and address, you may: 

  • Recite or write specific information in your voter’s record (e.g., name, address, date of birth, etc.);
  • Bring a witness who can vouch for your identity;
  • or show other proof shown to the satisfaction of the clerk.

By mail

You do not need to enclose identification unless

1.  you registered to vote by mail AND

2. you are voting for the first time in Hawai’i AND

3. you registered by mail without: a valid Hawai’i Driver’s License, Hawai’i state ID, or a Social Security Number  

Your County Elections Division can issue you a voter registration certificate upon request. 

If you do not have ID and are asked to vote with a provisional ballot you must present identification within five business days of Election Day.

If You Have Moved Within Your State

If you have changed address 

  • Update your registration online by filling out a new registration form at olvr.Hawaii.gov/ by these dates:

Primary: July 31, 2024
General: October 28, 2024

If you miss the registration deadline, you can register and vote in person at a voter service center beginning 10 days before and through election day. Once you are registered, you do not need to re-register for another election unless your information – residence address, mailing address, signature, or name – changes.

If You Are in the Military or Are an Overseas Voter

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

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

Registering and Requesting an Absentee Ballot

All military and overseas voters must be registered to vote in order to obtain a ballot. UOCAVA voters can register by completing a Federal Post Card Application (FPCA). The completed FPCA must be received by your County Elections Division by July 31, 2024. 

Voting an Absentee Ballot

Military and overseas citizens may send and receive voting materials by fax and email. Voted ballots must be received by the County Elections Division by the close of polls on Election Day. For the 2024 primary election, the deadline is August 10, 2024, at 7:00 p.m. Hawai’i Standard Time.

For the general election the deadline is 7:00 pm Hawai’i Standard Time on November 5, 2024

For more information see: https://elections.Hawai’i.gov/voters/i-am-a/military-and-overseas-voters.

If You Have a Felony Conviction

A person sentenced for a felony, from the time of the person’s sentence until the person’s final discharge, may not vote in an election. If you are on probation or on parole, you are eligible to vote but might need to re-register. If you are incarcerated for a misdemeanor, you may register and apply for an absentee ballot.

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