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Deadline for Voter Registration Oct. 6

October 2, 2014, 3:59 PM HST
* Updated October 2, 5:01 PM
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Did you forget to register for the August primary election and still haven’t registered to vote in the November primary? You still have a little time.

The deadline to register to vote in the general election is Oct. 6.

In addition to people who have not yet registered, if you have moved or changed your name since the last time you voted, you should re-register before the deadline.

Wikiwiki voter registration forms can be picked up at U.S Post Offices, public libraries, at the County Clerk’s office, and at most state agencies. You can also find forms in the Yellow Pages as well as on the Office of Elections website.

Complete voter registration forms must be turned in by 4:30 p.m on Oct. 6. to the County Clerk’s office or postmarked by that date if mailed.

After having success with drive-thru voter registration before the primary election, Election Officials plan to once again hold drive-thru events throughout the state.

The Hawai’i Island locations will be open on Oct. 4 and Oct. 6 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the following locations: Kona Kmart, Kea’au Foodland and at the old Hilo Motors on Kilauea Ave.

“We hope people will take this opportunity to register to vote. It’s quick and easy. Just stay in your car and an election official will have you registered in minutes,” Chief Election Officer Scott Nago said.

During the July primary election drive-thru registration, the State and County registered 1,200 people. The State of Hawai’i currently has a total of 707,000 registered voters.

The general election is on Tuesday, Nov. 4. Polls will be opened on this date from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

For additional information on the 2014 Elections, visit the Office of Elections website or call 808-453-VOTE (8683)

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