Registration

Qualifications

  • A U.S. Citizen

Non-U.S. citizens, including U.S. nationals do not qualify

  • A Resident of the State of Hawaii

The residence stated by the applicant cannot simply be because of their presence in the State, but that the residence was acquired with the intent to make Hawaii the person’s legal residence with all the accompanying obligations therein.

  • At least eighteen (18) years of age

Hawaii law allows qualified individuals to pre-register at sixteen (16) years of age.  Upon reaching eighteen (18) years of age, they will be automatically registered.

Ways to Register

Online: Visit www.olvr.hawaii.gov. You must have a current Hawaii Driver’s License or State ID to complete an application online.

Mail: Print & submit a completed Wikiwiki Voter Registration & Permanent Absentee Application to your Clerk’s Office.

In-person: Visit the Office of Elections or your Clerk’s Office to submit an application in person.

Applications are available at any of the following locations:

  • Office of Elections
  • Clerk’s Offices
  • State Libraries
  • U.S. Post Offices
  • State Agencies
  • Satellite City Halls

Applications

Note – You must Print & submit applications to your Clerk’s Office either by mail or in-person

Voter Registration & Permanent AbsenteeOne-Time Absentee
EnglishWikiwiki Voter Registration & Permanent Absentee FormOne-Time Absentee Form
ChineseWikiwiki Voter Registration & Permanent Absentee FormOne-Time Absentee Form
IlocanoWikiwiki Voter Registration & Permanent Absentee FormOne-Time Absentee Form

Vote by Mail Option

The voter registration application also contains a section to request to vote by mail permanently. Applicants may complete this section if they would like to receive their ballots by mail for all future elections.

First Time Voters

If you are registering to vote for the first time in the State of Hawaii and are mailing in your application, federal law requires that your provide proof of identification. Proof of identification includes a copy of:

  • A current and valid photo identification; or
  • A current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other government document that shows your name and address.

If you do not provide the required proof of identification with the application, you will be required to do so at you polling place, or with your mail ballot.

Penalties

A person knowingly providing false information on a voter registration affidavit may be guilty of a Class C felony, punishable by up to five (5) years imprisonment and/or $10,000 fine. HRS §19-3.5

Application Deadlines

Applications must be submitted to your Clerk’s Office by:

Primary Election: July 12, 2018
General Election: October 8, 2018

Verify Your Registration Status

Registered voters will receive a voter notification card (“yellow card”) a few weeks prior to Election Day. Receipt of this card notifies you that you are a registered voter in the State of Hawaii. The card will indicate your voter registration status and your polling place. Should you wish to follow up on your voter registration application, contact your Clerk’s Office.

Update Your Registration

You must re-register if you changed your name, residence or mailing address. You can update your registration online or by completing a Wikiwiki Voter Registration & Permanent Absentee Application and submitting it to your Clerk’s Office.

Cancel Your Registration

Should you wish to cancel your voter registration, print and complete an Affidavit for Cancellation of Voter Record and submit it to your Clerk’s Office. Should you need further assistance, contact your Clerk’s Office.

 

Additional Questions? Visit Frequently Asked Questions for answers to the most common questions about voter registration.


Information is available in alternate formats. If you require special assistance call the Office of Elections at 808-453-VOTE (8683). Neighbor Islands may call toll free 1-800-442-VOTE (8683) or e-mail us at elections@hawaii.gov.