Q: How do I register to vote?
A: You can register online, or by submitting a Voter Registration & Permanent Absentee Application by mail or in-person. Applications must be received by your Clerk’s Office by:
Primary: July 9, 2020
General: October 5, 2020
If you miss the above application deadline, late registration is available at Early Walk In Voting locations in your county during the following dates:
Primary: July 27 – August 6, 2020
General: October 20 – October 31, 2020
Or, on Election Day at your assigned polling place. Use the Find My Polling Place Locator to locate your polling place.
Primary: August 8, 2020
General: November 3, 2020
Learn more about voter registration.
Q: How do I check if I am registered to vote?
A: You can verify your voter registration online by providing a Hawaii Driver’s License or State ID, and Social Security Number.
You may also contact us at 808-453-VOTE (8683). Neighbor Islands may call toll free at (800) 442-VOTE (8683). Please be prepared to provide name, residence address, and date of birth in order to verify your status.
Q: Do I have to register before each election?
A: No, once you have registered to vote, you do not have to re-register for each election. Re-registration is required only if you have moved or legally changed your name.
Q: I recently moved, do I have to update my registration?
A: Yes, re-registration is required if you have moved or legally changed your name. You can re-register online, or by submitting a Voter Registration & Permanent Absentee Application by mail or in-person.
Q: The deadline to register has passed, can I still update my registration?
A: Yes, you still have time to update your existing registration. We encourage you to re-register ASAP.
Q: I am a U.S. Citizen residing overseas, how do I register to vote?
A: For information on how to register or obtain a ballot, visit Military and Overseas Voters.
Q: I am in the military, how can I request a ballot?
A: For information on how obtain an absentee ballot, visit Military and Overseas Voters.
Q: How do I obtain a document to prove I’m registered to vote in Hawaii?
A: To obtain a voter registration certificate, contact the Clerk’s Office where you are registered to vote.
Q: How do I cancel my voter registration?
A: To cancel your voter registration, contact the Clerk’s Office where you are registered to vote.
Q: I am 16 years old, can I register to vote?
A: State law allows for pre-registration at 16 years of age, but you must be 18 years of age by election day to vote.