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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.

Have more questions about voting?

Read our voting FAQ

Important Dates - Presidential Primary

Primary Election Date
Primary Registration Deadline (by mail)
Primary Type

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.


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: 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.


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Voter ID + Eligibility for Hawaii

Do Voters Need ID?

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

Voter Rights

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.