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How & Where to Vote

Find out where to vote, how to vote, how to vote early, and how to vote by mail.

Register to Vote

Register to vote in Hawaii, or learn more about voter ID & rights.

Election Details

Visit the Hawaii Election Website or call (800) 442-VOTE (x 8683) to learn more about your states voting details.

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Important Dates - General Election

General Election Date
Mail Registration Deadline (postmarked by)

Voting Information for Hawaii

Your state has automatic vote by mail– if you're a registered voter, you'll receive a ballot in the mail whenever there's an election.

Don’t miss your next election!

Your voter registration application must be postmarked or submitted online by Oct. 5th. Hawaii is a vote-by-mail state. As long as your registration lists your current address, you will receive a ballot.

Forgot to register? No worries! You may go to voter service centers or your local elections office to register to vote in person Oct. 20th through Election Day.



Presidential Primaries

In 2020, Hawaii Democrats will hold a party-run presidential primary election on April 4th. To participate you must register directly with the Hawaii Democratic Party by February 18th. Voters may also register at polling locations on April 4th. Note polling locations will only be open from 7 am to 3 pm. The party hopes most voters will participate via mail ballots. By-mail ballots will be issued February 18th and must be received by March 28th.

The Hawaii Republicans will hold closed precinct caucuses on March 10th. Voters may register to vote on site if not already registered with the party.

Visit the Hawaii Republican Party and Democratic Party for more information.

Statewide Primaries

Hawaii holds open primaries. Some congressional seats, state offices and constitutional amendments may be included on the ballot.

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Early Voting + Absentee Voting

Early Voting Dates: Oct. 20th-Nov. 3nd

You can vote in-person at your local voter service centers and elections office before the election from Oct. 20th to Nov. 3rd. No excuse required. Early voting times may vary by county.  You may also register to vote in person. 

If you need a ballot by-mail delivered to an address that is different than what is on your registration, you must submit your request by Oct. 27th to receive a by-mail ballot. No excuse required.

Voters may return ballots by-mail, in-person, or at a Voter Service Center so that they are received by 7 p.m. on Nov. 3rd.


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Voter ID + Access for Hawaii

Do Voters Need ID?

  • Yes, voters need an ID
  • Multiple forms of ID accepted
  • First time voters need ID

More Chances to Register

  • You can register to vote during Early Voting.
  • You can register to vote on Election Day.

  • Pre-registration

    • The pre-registration age is 16
    Youth participation is affected by changing state legislation or party rules. If we are not up to date please let us know.

    17 year olds may be able to participate in the presidential selection process. See your state party websites for details.