about this state

Aloha Hawai'i! You do know that every state wants to be you, right? You invented poke, you gave us Barack Obama, and oh yeah, YOU'RE AN ASSORTMENT OF BEAUTIFUL ISLANDS. Sorry, didn't mean to yell it's just that you're so cool. But as we all know the saying, with great "coolness" comes great responsibility. Set an example to the entire country by getting all of your friends and loved ones prepared for this election.


Key Dates

Oct 31

Voter Registration Deadline (paper only)

Nov 8

Voter Registration Deadline (online or in-person)

Oct 25 – Nov 7

Early Voting Period (excluding Sundays)

Oct 20

Recommended Absentee Ballot Request Deadline

Nov 1

Absentee Ballot Request Deadline

Nov 8

Absentee/Mail-in Ballot Return Deadline

Nov 8

Election Day

Hawaii Voter Guide

  • How do I make sure I'm registered to vote?

    Go to to check your registration or get registered. We're working with BallotReady to make this as easy as possible for you, so don't fuck it up.

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  • Can I register the same day I want to vote?

    Yes! But if you register after October 29th, you may need to fill out a provisional ballot. Why wait? Do it now. Do it do it do it dooo itdoitdoitdoit:

    Register Here
  • Can I vote by mail?

    Yes! As long as you're registered, your ballot will be mailed to you automatically by October 21! If you are away from home, you may request an absentee ballot and must do it by November 1st, although we recommend you request it by October 20th. Then, you can fill it out and mail it back by November 8th. It must be received by November 8th.

    Request your ballot here
  • Can I vote early?

    Yes, October 25th-November 7th, excluding Sundays.

  • Do I need an ID?

    Yes, you should have one on you because your precinct official may ask. A Hawaii driver's license, a Hawaii state ID, a Military ID, a U.S. Passport, a utility bill, bank statement, or paycheck will all work. Get the specifics on what counts from VoteRiders.

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  • How do I cast my ballot?

    Hawaii has all-mail elections, which means voting by mail is super easy! You can submit that ballot by mail or by hand. For in-person voting, find the polling place/ballot drop-box closest to you here.

    Find Your Polling Place


Since 2020, it’s gotten easier to cast your ballot in Hawaii. Here are the changes that are making your life easier:

When registering to vote…

  • You can now register online during early voting or on Election Day. This effectively means that voter registration is continuous through Election Day. Woohoo!
  • Automatic voter registration and voter registration updates are now part of your application for any sort of state ID, such as a driver’s license (bring your proof of citizenship). 

When making a plan to vote…

  • If you’re seventeen, are otherwise eligible to vote, and will turn eighteen by the next general election, you can now vote in your state’s primaries.
  • The location of your voter service centers may have changed – check your county website for more details.


  • Find the details on accessible voting in your state, including early voting, Election Day voting, mail voting, and accessible mail voting tools for people with print disabilities.

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  • Get your absentee ballot here!

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  • Need to show Voter ID? Not sure what kind? Get the specifics in your state here.

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