Important Dates for Voting
(Polls open 7am-6pm)
Primary Election Day
General Election Day
Absentee Ballots must be mailed in and received by the close of polls on Election Day
How to vote:
1. First, make sure you are registered to vote. Remember, if you have changed your name or address, you must re-register.
2. Find your designated poll center.
2. Learn more about the candidates running for office and current issues.
3. Bring one form of physical identification: Hawaii Driver License, Hawaii State ID, Military ID, Passport, Current Utility Bill, Bank Statement, Government Check, Paycheck, or other Government issued document showing name and address.
4. Vote for your candidate!
5. If you are voting absentee, you can fill out your ballot in the comfort of your home and mail it in by the deadline.
What's the difference between a Primary Election and General Election?
A Primary Election is a nominating election.
Winning a nomination by a political party is the 1st step in the election process and narrows the candidates down to 1 person for a specific office for each political party.
In a General Election, all voters make the final choice from the political party nominees and the independent candidates for a specific office.
Not all candidates are nominated by a political party.