Voting in Hawaii
Voter Registration In Hawaii
Who Can Register In Hawaii
To register to vote in Hawaii, you must:
- Be a U.S. citizen
- Be a resident of Hawaii
- Be at least 18 years old
You must register to vote at least 30 days before the election you wish to vote in if you are registering online or by mail. In-person registration is available during the early voting period as well as on Election Day.
Hawaii Election Day Registration
If you’re eligible to vote in Hawaii but have not yet registered, you can register and vote at a voter service center during the early voting period or on Election Day.
You can pre-register to vote in Hawaii when you turn 16.
Voting Rights Restoration
Hawaii does remove voting rights for people charged with felony convictions. Voting rights are automatically restored after completion of the person's sentence, even if the person has not completed probation or parole.
If you have a past conviction, learn more about your eligibility to vote here.
Voting In Hawaii
Where To Vote In Hawaii
Beginning with the 2020 Elections, all voters will automatically receive a ballot in the mail and no traditional polling places will be established. Search for a voter service center near you.
Vote-by-mail & Absentee
All voters are eligible to vote absentee/by mail in Hawaii; no excuse is needed. Beginning with the 2020 Elections, all registered voters will automatically receive a ballot in the mail.
Early Voting In Hawaii
Voters do not need an excuse to vote early/in-person absentee.
Primary Elections In Hawaii
Hawaii has open primaries for congressional and state elections. Any registered voter can participate in primary elections, regardless of political party. Hawaii does not conduct a presidential primary. 17-year-olds cannot participate in primaries even if they will be 18 by the corresponding general election.
Voter ID In Hawaii
Voter ID Requirements
ID is not required to vote in Hawaii, although voters may be asked to show ID if voting at the polls to expedite the check-in process. Hawaii Administrative Rule §3-177-550 allows a voter to confirm their identity by reciting or providing on an application personal information, such as date of birth, that is verified with the voter registration database.
Additional Hawaii Resources
Your State Election Official
Hawaii Chief Election Officer
Scott T. Nago
Phone number: 808.453.8683