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.
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Important Dates - Presidential Primary
Voting Information for Hawaii
Don’t miss your next election!
Due to COVID-19, Hawaii Democrats will not open any voting centers for the Apr. 4th party-run presidential primary election. The party will send a third wave of ballots by-mail to anyone that has registered by April 4th. You must be a registered voter and register directly with the Hawaii Democratic Party.
Hawaii is a vote-by-mail state. As long as your registration lists your current address, you will receive a ballot. If you have moved, please be sure to update your registration by Jul. 9th to receive a ballot by-mail for the Aug. 8th state primary. (Click here to register to vote.) You may go to your local elections office and designated polling centers to register to vote in person through election day.
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.
Hawaii holds open primaries. Some congressional seats, state offices and constitutional amendments may be included on the ballot.Find Your Representatives
Early Voting + Absentee Voting
Early Voting Dates: Jul. 27th to Aug. 7th
You can vote in-person at your local elections office before the election from July 27th to Aug. 7th. No excuse required. Early voting times may vary by county. You can register to vote in-person at your local elections office or polling centers during early voting and on election day.
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 Aug. 1st to receive a by-mail ballot. No excuse required.
Voters may return ballots by-mail or in-person so that they are received by 6 p.m. on Aug. 8th.
Note: The presidential primary is party-run in 2020. Please see primary section for details.
Voter ID + Eligibility for Hawaii
Do Voters Need ID?
- Yes, voters need an ID
- Multiple forms of ID accepted
- First time voters need ID
Find out more about your rights in Hawaii.
- 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.