Hawaii mails a ballot to every registered voter a few weeks before the election. Keep an eye on the mailbox, and be sure to mail it back or drop it in a drop-box before Election Day! You can also vote in person if you prefer to do so. Hawaii offers early voting.
Who can vote
To register in Hawaii you must:
- be a citizen of the United States
- be a resident of the State of Hawaii
- be at least 16 years old (you must be 18 years old by election day in order to vote)
- not be incarcerated for a felony conviction
- not be adjudicated by a court as "non compos mentis"
- You can find more information on voting rights restoration here
Vote in person
Due to COVID-19, in-person services may have limited availability. Contact your local election office to confirm. See CDC guidance on safe in-person voting.
Vote on Election Day
Voters in Hawaii can look up where to vote on Hawaii's site.
Hawaii does offer early voting. There are no dates available right now, please check back later.
What to bring
- If you've voted in Hawaii before, you don't need to provide ID to vote.
- If you're a first-time voter who registered by mail, and didn't provide a copy of your ID when you registered, you will need to show ID to vote. Acceptable forms include: current driver's license or state ID card; military ID; US passport; or a copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, or other government issued document that shows your name and address.
- Voters without ID: If you are unable to provide ID, you will be able to vote a provisional ballot. You must provide the clerk's office acceptable identification two days after the election for the ballot to be counted.
- For more information, please visit VoteRiders.
Vote by mail
Hawaii conducts elections by mail. If you are registered to vote, you should expect to receive a ballot at your designated mailing address. You can return your ballot by mail, or find a drop box on Hawaii's site.
Election Day registration
Hawaii does offer registration on Election Day.
See what's on the ballot
Learn more about what will be on your ballot by visiting Ballotpedia.
Get step-by-step help
TurboVote can help you start the absentee/mail-in ballot request process, send you election reminders, and more. If you’d like more help planning how to vote, we can walk you through the process!
Military and overseas voters
Active-duty military, their families, and overseas citizens can register to vote and request their absentee ballot using the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA). The FPCA process is done by mail, but your state may offer other options to request and return ballots. Please contact your election official for more information about delivery and return methods, including email, fax, and state online portals. To follow the FPCA process:
- Fill out the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA), or download a copy. Your election official may have questions, so please provide an email address or phone number where they can reach you.
- Send the application to your election official.
- It is never too early to submit an FPCA! Please do so as soon as possible. .
- Please fill out and send back your ballot as soon as you receive it.
- States begin mailing absentee ballots at least 45 days before Election Day. If you haven't received your ballot by 30 days before Election Day, contact your local election office.
If after submitting your FPCA, your ballot does not arrive, contact your election official first. Then:
- You can still vote using the Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot (FWAB). Print, sign, and mail your FWAB to your local election office.
- If you mail a FWAB and then receive your regular absentee ballot, you should complete and mail your absentee ballot also. Election officials will ensure that only one ballot is counted.The Federal Voting Assistance Program
Check your voter registration status
Election contact information for Hawaii
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