Source: State Office of Elections and the Association of Clerks and Election

Officers of Hawai’i.

Q: What types of elections does Hawai’i


A: In every even-numbered year, Hawai’i holds a primary election in

September and a general election in November. Hawai’i also holds a special

election to select members to the board of trustees of the Office of Hawaiian

Affairs (OHA).

Q: Are there special services for voters?

A: Any

voter who requires assistance to vote by reason of physical, visual or hearing

disabilit, or an inability to read or write, may be given assistance by a

person of the voter’s choice other than the voter’s employer, agent of the

employer or agent of the voter’s union. Every polling place has a voter

assistance official who can provide:

* Language assistance to voters who

have difficulty with the English language.

* Assistance to voters with

physical disabilities.

* Curbside voting services to voters who are unable

to leave their vehicles to vote.

Additional information is available from

the voter hotline at 1-800-442-VOTE (8683). Persons with hearing or speech

disabilities can call the Office of Elections’ TTY phone at


Q: Who may register to vote?

A: Anyone who is a

citizen of the United States, a legal resident of Hawai’i and at least 16 years

old. (Note: Pre-registration is allowed at 16, but the legal voting age is 18).

Convicted and confined felons, and anyone declared mentally incompetent is not


Q: When should you reregister to vote?

A: When you’ve

changed your name, residence or mailing address, or haven’t voted in two

consecutive elections.


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