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  • 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 You must have a current Hawaii Driver’s License or State ID to complete an application online.

Mail: Print & submit a completed Voter Registration 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
  • Most State Agencies
  • Satellite City Halls


Completed applications must be submitted to your Clerk’s Office either by mail or in-person.

Voter RegistrationOne-Time Absentee
EnglishVoter Registration ApplicationOne-Time Absentee Application
ChineseVoter Registration ApplicationOne-Time Absentee Application
IlocanoVoter Registration ApplicationOne-Time Absentee Application

Application Deadlines

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

Primary: July 9, 2020
General: October 5, 2020


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

Verify Your Registration Status

Registered voters will receive a voter notification card (“yellow card”) prior to Election Day. Receipt of this card confirms that you are a registered voter in the State of Hawaii and will be mailed a ballot. Should you wish to follow up on your voter registration application, contact your Clerk’s Office.

Update Your Registration

You must update your voter registration if you changed your name, residence or mailing address. You can update your registration online or by completing a Voter Registration Application and submitting it to your Clerk’s Office.

Cancel Your Registration

Should you wish to cancel your voter registration, please 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 [email protected]