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Hawaii

Abbreviation: 
HI

Hawaii Absentee Voting

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; please see Early Voting below for more details.

Hawaii Provisional Voting

Requirements for provisional voting:

  • You attest that you have registered to vote, and are eligible to vote in the correct district and precinct in that election, but there is no evidence of registration
  • An election official asserts that you are not eligible to vote
  • You registered to vote for the first time by mail and did not provide the required ID with the registration application and did not bring ID at the polling place

Provisional voting procedures:

Hawaii Overseas and Military Voters

You are a Military or Overseas voter if you are in uniformed services, living overseas OR a spouse or dependant of a uniformed services voter. To get registered and vote, you can utilize Overseas Vote Foundation.

If you have additional questions about elections and voting overseas you can use our state specific elections official directory or contact the Overseas Vote Foundation.

Hawaii ID Needed for Voting

Poll workers may ask you provide a photo ID with a signature. However, this is not required in order to vote. If you have no ID you will be asked to give your date of birth and residence address to the poll worker in order to verify the information in the poll book.

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If you are a long stay patient at a care home or a patient unexpectedly admitted to a hospital, you are still eligible to vote. To ensure the security and integrity of election related activities at care facilities, staff members are discouraged from participating directly with a voter in the process of registering and/or voting absentee. Staff may assist only upon receiving specific authorization from the resident (voter). When asked by a voter to render assistance, care facility staff must remain nonpartisan and have at least two people NOT of the same political party present.

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Employers must grant employees two hours to vote, unless polls are open 2 consecutive hours before or after regular working shift. This time is paid, with proof that the vote has been cast.

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The polls will be open from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm.

Hawaii Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible to vote in Hawaii, you must be:

  • A United States Citizen
  • A legal resident of Hawaii
  • At least 16 years of age, but you must be 18 years of age on the day of the election to vote
  • Not be an incarcerated felon
  • Not be adjudicated mentally incompetent

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It is not necessary to show any form of ID when registering to vote in person.

If you registering to vote for the first time and are mailing the application form, you must provide proof of identification. Proof of identification includes a copy of:

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