Here you can find information on how to register to vote, update your voter registration record and become a permanent absentee voter. This information was provided by the State of Hawai’i, Office of Elections.


Who May Register to Vote?

You may register to vote if you are:

  • A citizen of the United States of America;

  • A legal resident of Hawaii; and

  • At least 18 years of age.

  • Pre-registration: Hawaii laws allow U.S. citizens to pre-register at age sixteen (16), but must be eighteen (18) years old by Election Day to vote.

WHAT IS PERMANENT ABSENTEE VOTING?

Permanent absentee voting allows registered voters to receive their ballots by mail permanently for future elections. If you want to receive your absentee ballots by mail permanently, you must follow the instructions and complete Section 12 of the Wikiwiki Voter Registration & Permanent Absentee form. You will remain on the list of Permanent Absentee Voters unless:

  • you fail to return a voted ballot by 6:00 p.m. election day in both the primary and general election;

  • you register to vote in another jurisdiction; or

  • fail to keep your voter registration updated.

Complete the Wikiwiki Voter Registration & Permanent Absentee form and deliver it to your City or County Clerk by mail or in-person. Your voter registration record will be updated upon receipt of a properly completed form.

Who Can I Call if I Have Questions?

Office of Elections: (808) 453-8683

City and County of Honolulu: (808) 768-3800

County of Hawaii: (808) 961-8277

County of Maui: (808) 270-7749

County of Kauai: (808) 241-4800

How Do I Register to Vote?

  • By Mail: Mail in voter registration form is widely available. Mail the Wikiwiki Voter Registration & Permanent Absentee form to the Office of the City or County Clerk where you reside.

  • In Person: Visit the Office of the City or County Clerk where you reside to complete a Wikiwiki Voter Registration & Permanent Absentee form.

  • Department of Motor Vehicle: The State of Hawaii Application for Motor Vehicle Driver’s License also contains a Motor Voter Affidavit on Application for Voter Registration allowing any individual to simultaneously apply for a driver’s license and register to vote.

Click HERE to download voter registration forms online. Wikiwiki Voter Registration & Permanent Absentee forms are also available at:

Satellite City Hall

Public libraries

U.S. Post Offices

Phone Directory

State services agencies

University of Hawaii System

Remember, if you have changed your address or changed your name. You must re-register.

VOTER REGISTRATION DEADLINES

Primary Election: July 10, 2014

General Election: October 6, 2014

If you are registering to vote, your application must be postmarked to the City or County Clerk where you reside by the dates specified above.

Deadlines to Register as a Permanent Absentee

Primary Election: August 2, 2014, 4:30 p.m.

General Election: October 28, 2014, 4:30 p.m.

If you are applying to receive absentee ballots permanently, your application must be received by the City or County Clerk where you reside no later than the dates specified above.

Notice to First Time Voters Who Register to Vote by Mail: If you are (1) registering to vote for the first time in the State of Hawai’i; and (2) are mailing in this Application for Voter Registration, federal law (42 U.S.C. § 15483) requires you to provide proof of identification. Proof of identification includes a copy of:

  • A current and valid photo identification, or

  • A current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other government document that shows your name and address.

If you do not provide the required proof of identification with this Application for Voter Registration, you will be required to do so at your polling place, or with your voted absentee mail-in ballot.

If you are a Permanent Absentee Voter, complete Section 12 of the Wikiwiki Voter Registration & Permanent Absentee form if you want to remain a Permanent Absentee Voter.

Be aware that any person who knowingly furnishes false information may be guilty of a Class C Felony, punishable by up to 5 years imprisonment and/or $10,000 fine.