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Hawaii Voter Registration Information

Friday, December 9, 2011

Primary Election
August 11, 2012

Primary Election Voter Registration Deadline

July 12, 2012

General Election

November 6, 2012

General Election Voter Registration Deadline

October 8, 2012

Voter Registration and Eligibility
Must register to vote at least 30 days before the election.
Can select party affiliation at polls.


To register to vote in the state of Hawaii, an individual must meet the following qualifications:

  • A citizen of the United Sates of America
  • A legal resident of Hawaii
  • At least 18 years of age

    Pre-registration: Hawaii laws allow United States citizens to pre-register at age sixteen (16), but must be eighteen (18) years old by Election Day to vote


Voter registration forms can be filled out or obtained at a local County Clerk Office. For contact information click here.

Instructions & Application for Voter Registration

Mail in Voter Registration forms can also be obtained at:

  • Satellite City Halls
  • Public libraries
  • U.S. Post Offices
  • State services agencies
  • University of Hawaii System

    You can register to vote at the Department of Motor Vehicles by completing a Motor Voter Affidavit on Application for Voter Registration, which allows any individual to simultaneously apply for a driver’s license and register to vote.

    Obtain an online voter registration application here.


Who Can Absentee Vote in Hawaii?

Any person registered to vote may cast an absentee ballot.

If you cannot vote at your polling place for any reason or you will be absent from the State of Hawaii on Election Day, you may vote using an absentee ballot.

You may also vote at an absentee walk-in polling place before Election Day

How Can I Acquire an Absentee Ballot?

Voters can vote absentee by mail or in person at an absentee walk-in polling place.

Applications for absentee are available at:

  • Satellite City Halls
  • Office of the City/County Clerks
  • U.S. Post Offices
  • all public libraries
  • all state agencies  

Obtain an application for an absentee ballot online here.

Additional Information for Overseas Voters

Absentee walk-in polling places are located at the Offices of the City or County Clerk where you reside. The walk-in polling places are available Monday through Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. For additional locations and hours of operations, call your City/County Clerk where you reside or click here.

How do I Return the Absentee Ballot and What is the Deadline?

Mail the application for Absentee Voter Ballot Application no earlier than 60 days and no later than 7 days prior to the Election to the appropriate City/County Clerk.

Absentee Ballots must be received by 4:30pm on the Tuesday before the election.

Source of information:
Office of Elections
802 Lehua Avenue
Pearl City, Hawaii 96782
Phone: 808-453-VOTE(8683)
Phone: 800-442-VOTE(8683)
E-mail: elections@hawaii.org
TTY: (808) 453-6150  



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