Deadline nears for primary election voter registration

Thursday, Aug. 22 is the last day for voter registration for those who want to vote in the primary election. Monday, Oct. 7 is the deadline for registering to vote in the general election.

The primary election is set for Saturday, Sept. 21, and the general election is scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 5.

Voters need to re-register if they have changed their address or name since the last election.

Voters can register in person at the County of Kaua’i’s Elections Division office on the first floor of the history Kauai County Building on Rice St. in Lihu’e. Call 241-6350 for more information.

Voter registration forms are available at all Post Offices, at public libraries, on the Internet at www.state.hi.us/elections, in the Verizon Hawaii Yellow SuperPages book and at most state agencies.

Voter notification cards were sent out to the voter’s residence address in June and July. The card indicates the election the voter is registered for and the location of their polling place. Voters are being asked to double check the location of their polling place, as locations occasionally change.

Absentee voting is allowed, but requires a letter or submission of an absentee application to the County’s Election Division. Voters must state the address where they want their absentee ballot mailed. Absentee applications are accepted until Friday, Sept. 13 for the primary election, and Tuesday, Oct. 29 for the general election.

Absentee voters may also vote in person. Absentee voting is scheduled for Monday, Sept. 9 through Thursday, Sept. 19 for the primary election, and Tuesday, Oct. 22 through Saturday, Nov. 2 for the general election.

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