Voting & Elections

Voting & Elections

2020 Hawaii Vote By Mail info postcard

More information for the 2020 Elections for Hawai'i County will be posted as soon as it's released, so be sure to keep checking!

Watch this brief Voting PSA for a quick summary.

How? 

Vote By Mail

Ballots of registered voters will be mailed to their voter registration addresses by October 7, 2020. If you haven't received your ballots by October 16, contact the Hawai`i County Clerk.

The last day to return your voted ballot by mail is October 27. After this date, voters must return their ballot to a place of deposit / ballot drop box.

In-Person at 2 Voter Service Centers & Places of Deposit

10 days before the Primary Election and Election Day, two Voter Service Centers will be open to (a) offer in-person voting, (b) offer same day voter registration, and (c) receive hand-delivered, mail-in ballots.

Hawai'i Island Voter Service Centers:

  • East Hawai'i - Hilo
    County of Hawaii Aupuni Center - Conference Room
    101 Pauahi Street, #1, Hilo, HI 96720

  • West Hawai'i - Kailua-Kona
    West Hawaii Civic Center - Community Room Building G
    74-5044 Ane Keohokalole Highway, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740

Click here for Interactive and PDF Statewide Maps of Voter Service Centers and Places of Deposit, where you can drop off your ballot by 7 p.m. on Primary Election and Election Day.

Register to Vote / Confirm Your Voter Registration Address

There are 769,000 registered voters in Hawaii, but over 14% of them are inactive because of outdated addresses.

Check registration status, update your existing voter registration, or confirm your voter registration address for the Vote by Mail ballot -- all online through the Hawai'i State Office of Elections. Outside Hawai'i County? Check with your county.

To register to vote, you must be:

  • A U.S. citizen
  • A resident of the State of Hawai'i
  • Be at least 16 years of age (Hawai'i law allows pre-registration at 16 but you cannot vote until you are 18).

Voter Registration Centers will also offer same-day voter registration (see above).

For more information, contact the Hawai'i County Clerk at 808-961-8277 or the Hawai'i Office of Elections at 808-453-8683.

 

What? Vote411.org

Enter your address for personalized voting information*:

  • See what's on your ballot
  • Check your voter registration
  • Discover upcoming debates in your area
  • Learn about the candidates on your ballot

* Click here to see Ballot Questions, a Summary of Charter Amendments, and a Voter's Information Bulletin on the Charter Amendments and including pro and con statements for each amendment (look under Resources).

* Click here to read LWV Hawaii State President Piilani Kaopuiki's testimony on removal of registered voters from from registration rolls at the Hawai'i State Elections Commission on October 29th, 2019.

 

When?  2020 Elections and Deadlines, Hawai'i Office of Elections

  • Election Day
    • Primary: August 8, 2020
    • General: November 3, 2020
    • Voting closes at 7:00 p.m.
  • Voter Registration Deadlines
    • Primary: July 9, 2020
    • General: October 5, 2020
  • Absentee Ballot Request
    • Primary: August 1, 2020
    • General: October 27, 2020
  • Drop Boxes open from October 14
    • Click here for a map of Voter Service Centers and secure Drop Boxes.
      Final collection at 7 pm on Nov. 3.
    • Click here for a list of locations.
  • Voter Service Centers
    • Primary: July 27 - August 6, 2020
    • General: October 20 - November 3, 8 am - 4:30 pm
      November 3, 7 am - 7 pm