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Election Officials Hold Drive-Through Voter Registration

July 6, 2018, 1:21 PM HST
* Updated July 6, 2:24 PM
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The Office of Elections and County Clerks announced they will be conducting drive-through voter registration on July 11 and 12 at various locations statewide.

Individuals may visit any of the following locations where election officials will be on hand to assist voters in registering from the convenience of their vehicle. Voters who have moved or changed their name since the last election will need to update their registration.

Additionally, voters are welcomed to drop-off completed voter registration forms to these locations:

  • Hawai‘i: Bayfront (Hilo), Walmart (Kona) and Malama Market (Pāhoa) on Wednesday and Thursday, July 11 and 12, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Maui: Kahului Shopping Center on Wednesday, July 12, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Kaua‘i: Office of County Clerk, Elections Division on Wednesday and Thursday, July 11 and 12, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • O‘ahu: Hawai‘i State Capitol (front of the capitol facing Beretania Street) on Wednesday and Thursday, July 11 and 12, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

To be eligible to register to vote, you must be a U.S. citizen, a Hawai‘i resident and at least 18 years of age. Hawai‘i law allows for voter pre-registration at 16 years of age, however the individual must be 18 years of age to vote.

Voter Registration Forms are also available at the following locations:

  • U.S. Post Offices
  • Public Libraries
  • Office of Elections website: elections.hawaii.gov
  • City/County Clerk’s Offices
  • Most State Agencies
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Voters can also register online, by mail, or at the Clerk’s Office by July 12. Applications must be submitted by 4:30 p.m. to register to vote in the Primary Election. Mailed applications will be accepted if postmarked by July 12. Additionally, voters registered by July 12 are eligible to request a mail ballot.

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Individuals who miss the July 12 deadline can still register and vote at an Early Walk in Voting site within their county from July 30 to Aug.t 9 and beginning with the 2018 Primary Election, qualified individuals may register and vote at their assigned polling place on Election Day. However, they may experience increased wait times at the polls as they will be required to complete a Registration Affidavit and confirm they are at the correct polling place. These extra steps ensure the integrity of the voter registration rolls and the election.

The Primary Election is on Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018. Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. For additional information on the 2018 Elections, visit elections.hawaii.gov or call (808) 453-VOTE (8683).

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