LIHU‘E — New Hawai‘i voters have until July 9 to register to vote in the 2020 Primary Election. Registered voters will automatically receive their ballot in the mail starting July 21.
Voters should also check that their registration is current, so their ballot is sent to the correct address.
To register to vote in the Primary Election on August 8, you must be a U.S. Citizen, Hawai‘i resident, and at least 18 years old. Voters can register to vote or update their voter registration online at elections.hawaii.gov or by submitting a Voter Registration Application to their County Elections Division.
To use the Online Voter Registration System, voters will need to log in with their Hawai‘i Driver License or Hawai‘i State ID. Otherwise, voters can fill out a paper Voter Registration Application, available at election offices, post offices, libraries, satellite city halls, and also online at elections.hawaii.gov.
On July 8 and July 9, election officials will be conducting drive-thru voter registration for new voters statewide to fill out and submit their completed Voter Registration Application.
On Kaua‘i, that drive-thru voter registration will be held at the Office of the County Clerk, Elections Division’s back parking area from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
This is the first year Hawai‘i will conduct elections by mail, statewide, and no traditional polling places will be established. However, Hawai‘i residents who miss the July 9 deadline can still register and vote in the Primary Election at a voter service center within their County from July 27 through 7 p.m. on Election Day, August 8. Likewise, voters with special needs can vote in person at a voter service center.