Support Automatic Voter Registration

Hawaii has always been an “opt in” state, meaning one needs to choose to become a registered voter, and then engage in the registration process. Making this an “opt out” process means voters are automatically registered unless they decline.

With automatic voter registration, eligible citizens are automatically registered to vote when applying for or renewing their Hawaii Driver’s License or State ID, unless they refuse. Hawaii has always been an “opt in” state, meaning one needs to choose to become a registered voter, and then engage in the registration process.

This information is digitized and transferred electronically, a seamless and convenient process. It presents many advantages for both voters and election officials:

  • boosts registration rates and the number of registered voters
  • saves time and money
  • increases accuracy and security
  • keeps voter information portable, when you move, your records move with you