Guide to Voting
1. Voter registration
Deadline to Register/update: October 5, 2020
Online Link to Application: https://olvr.hawaii.gov/
2. Check Your registration
Why check your registration? Your address is where election officials send notices, application forms to receive your ballot in the mail, and more. Additionally, poll workers will check if the address on your voter registration matches the address on your ID at the polls.
Check Registration Here: https://olvr.hawaii.gov/
- Is your name spelled correctly? (Correct hyphenations, middle initials, etc)
- Correct Address
- Active Voter Status (if not update by sending in another online/mail voter application)
- Correct Date of Birth
- Correct Political Party preference
3. Order your mail ballot
The State of Hawaii passed Act 136, SLH 2019, implementing elections by mail beginning with the 2020 Elections.
All properly registered voters will automatically receive a mail ballot packet approximately 18 days prior to the election.
Deadline to return absentee mail Ballot: Must be returned and receieved no later than november 3, 2020
Filled out absentee mail ballots may also be dropped off at a secure drop-box location in your county. Find a drop-box location in your county here:
Surrendering Your Absentee Ballot:
Hawaii does not use traditional polling locations.
4. Early voting information
- Early voting is available Oct 20, 2020 – Nov 2, 2020. 10 business days prior to Election Day until 7:00PM on Election Day.
- Voter service centers provide accessible in-person voting, same day voter registration, and collection of voted ballots. Voter service centers open ten business days prior to the election and on Election Day. Voter service center dates and hours of operation are listed here: https://elections.hawaii.gov/voter-service-centers-and-places-of-deposit/
- The State of Hawaii passed Act 136, SLH 2019, implementing elections by mail beginning with the 2020 Elections.All properly registered voters will automatically receive a mail ballot packet approximately 18 days prior to the election. View the full text of Act 136, SLH 2019.
- For more information regarding federal, state and local elections contact the office of elections by phone 808.453.8683 or by email email@example.com