Newsletter – October 2022 (Preparing for the General Election)

Posted on Oct 4, 2022 in News Releases

Aloha Subscribers,

We’re just a few weeks away from General Election ballots hitting mailboxes statewide! To ensure that you are ready to cast your vote, we’ve built a step-by-step plan with the online tools available at our website elections.hawaii.gov.

Step 1 – Confirm your voter registration.

It’s key that your voter registration remains current so that you receive your mail ballot every election. Use the Online Voter Registration System to check that your information is current. If you need to make any updates to your residence or mailing address, you can do it there by clicking on the green ‘Update’ button located on the bottom of the page.

Step 2 – Sign up for ballot tracking alerts.

Keep tabs on the journey of your ballot through ballot tracking alerts. You’ll receive an alert when your ballot is mailed to you, and another to confirm that your ballot has been received, validated, and accepted for counting.

You’ll also receive friendly reminders to keep you on track, including a reminder to return your voted ballot when the deadline is approaching.

Step 3 – Review a sample of your General Election ballot.

Don’t wait until your ballot arrives to see the candidates and ballot questions you’ll be voting on. View a sample of your General Election ballot through the View My Ballot tool.

Tip: Avoid making a mistake on your ballot by printing a sample and marking your choices. Use your sample ballot as guide for when your official mail ballot arrives.

Step 4 – Locate the Ballot Drop Box and Voter Service Center nearest you.

Voting by mail means that you don’t have to leave home to cast your vote. But it’s always a good idea to have a backup plan in case things change.

Say you’ve held onto your ballot close to the deadline or you’ve misplaced it – what are you to do? Ballot Drop Boxes and Voter Service Centers are great for your last-minute voter needs, including ballot deposit and in-person voting. Find a location nearest you using at the Ballot Drop Box and Voter Service Center page.

You’re Set!

Follow these steps for a stress-free voting experience during the General Election. For all things voting, visit our homepage at elections.hawaii.gov or call (808) 453-VOTE (8683).

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Enjoy this short video to see how simple it is to register to vote. (Watch here)