If you didn't use a Hawaii driver's license, Hawaii State ID, or the last 4-digits of your social security number to register to vote, you should plan on sending a copy of "proof of identification" when you vote. Proof of identification includes: (1) A current and valid photo identification or (2) A current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck or government document that shows your name and address.

COVID-19 info

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Hawai'i, Hawai‘i State Department of Health

Hawaii voter registration deadlines

  • In Person: Election Day, though voters who register fewer than 10 days before Election Day may need to vote a provisional ballot.
  • By Mail: Postmarked 10 days before Election Day, extended to the next business day if this falls on a Saturday or Sunday.
  • Online: Election Day, though voters who register fewer than 10 days before Election Day may need to vote a provisional ballot.

Election Day Registration:

If you have missed the voter registration deadline, you can still register to vote online any time on or before Election Day. You can also register to vote and cast a ballot at the same time on or before Election Day at a Voter Service Center in your county, starting 10 days before Election Day. Contact your Local Election Office if you have any questions.

Hawaii voter registration rules

To register in Hawaii you must:

  • Be a citizen of the United States;
  • Be a resident of the State of Hawaii;
  • Be at least 16 years old (you must be 18 years old by Election Day in order to vote);
  • Not be incarcerated for a felony conviction;
  • Not be adjudicated by a court as “non compos mentis” (not of sound mind).

Hawaii voter registration directions

  1. Use our Register to Vote Tool to fill out the National Voter Registration Form.
  2. Sign and date your form. This is very important!
  3. Mail or hand-deliver your completed form to the address we provide.
  4. Make sure you register before the voter registration deadline.