Newsletter – October 2022 (Voter Service Centers Open)

Posted on Oct 25, 2022 in News Releases

Aloha Subscribers,

Voting by mail allows you to cast your vote in comfort as your ballot arrives directly to your mailbox. You can take your time, study your ballot and research the candidates, and turn your couch into your voting booth.

However, despite the convenience of voting by mail, some voters may find the need for in-person assistance. Fortunately, these voters can turn to the services offered at Voter Service Centers.

Read on to learn about the services provided at Voter Service Centers and how to find one nearest you.

What are Voter Service Centers? Are they any different from polling places?

With the implementation of statewide voting by mail in 2020, traditional Election Day polling places are no longer established.

In contrast, Voter Service Centers are open up to 10 days before and through Election Day, and you are permitted to visit any location within the county you reside.

What services are available at Voter Service Centers?

  • Voter Registration
  • Voting on Accessible Voting Machines
  • Ballot Deposit
  • Replacement Ballots

Who should visit a Voter Service Center?

Ideal if you:

  • Are not registered to vote on Election Day
  • Have not received your ballot in the mail or need a replacement ballot
  • Have not returned your ballot and the ballot deadline is approaching

Want to learn more about the voting equipment at Voter Service Centers?

Click here to view a video of the Verity Touch Writer, which is the voting equipment used for in-person voting. The Verity Touch Writer has accessibility features that allows voters with special needs to review and mark their ballot privately and independently.

Locations and hours?

Visit the Voter Service Centers page for a list of locations and hours.

Remember, you are permitted to visit any Voter Service Center within the county you reside. For example, if you are Kauai resident, you are only eligible to vote at a Voter Service Center on Kauai.

Watch and Share!

Enjoy this short video about receiving and tracking your mail ballot. (Watch here)