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How to vote in Hawaii! Everything you need to know from registering and voter ID laws to absentee voting and sample ballots!



Check your registration status & register online:
(Also the website for requesting an absentee ballot online and looking at a sample ballot)

Register by mail:

Request an absentee ballot by mail:

More information on early voting:

Find your polling place over the phone: 808-453-VOTE (8683)

Find your polling place online:


More states:

Google's simple "How to Register" system:

Hello Hawaii! You want to vote! That's great news. But first, you have to register. There's a link below where you can check to see if you're already registered, but if you're not, or if you've moved since the last time you voted, you're already on the same website where you can register online, as long as you have a valid Hawaii driver's license or state ID. If you don't have one of those IDs, there's a separate form in the description that you'll have to print, fill out, and mail in to get registered. Either way you register, you've got to do it by October 9th if you want to vote in the November presidential election.

Once you are registered, you'll have a few different options for how to vote. If you'd rather vote from the comfort of your own home, you have until November 1st to apply to vote by mail. You can apply using the same website you used to register online, or you can print out and mail an application using the link below. As long as you apply by the deadline, your ballot will show up in the mail. Then all you have to do is fill it out at your own pace, and send it back in before the November 8th election day. If you're applying to vote by mail, there's even an option to sign up to automatically receive an absentee ballot for every election you're eligible to vote in, so you don't even have to ever think about it. They'll just mail you a ballot every time you’re eligible to vote.

You can also vote early in person starting on October 25th until November 5th, but you'll have to call your County Clerk's office for times and locations. A link to their contact information is in the description.

On November 8th, polls are open from 7 am to 6 pm. You can figure out where to go to vote by calling 808-453-VOTE, or checking the link in the description. If this is your first time voting in Hawaii, you'll be asked for a form of ID. They'll accept any valid photo ID, or bank statement, utility bill, or paycheck with your name and address on it.

You can also log into the voter registration website or call your local County Clerk's office to get a sample ballot. It'll tell you everything that you'll be able to vote for in addition to the presidential election. Now of course you don't have to vote on every single thing on the ballot, but if you want a chance to do some research on the candidates and issues in your local elections, it's a pretty good idea to look at a sample ballot first. You can even fill it out and bring it to the polls with you, so you can remember how you want to vote. There will be links for everything you need to check your registration, vote early, register, get your sample ballot, and find your polling location in the description. Thank you for voting.