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Best To Get Your Hawaii Primary Election Ballot Into The Mail Today

State of Hawaii, Office of Elections

If you haven’t mailed in your primary election ballot yet, the clock’s ticking to get it delivered on time.

State election officials advise that you mail your ballot five days ahead of Saturday’s election. That's today.

Mail ballots need to reach the county clerks by Saturday at 7 p.m. to be counted. Postmarks don’t count.

Voters can also submit their completed ballots in special drop boxes called places of deposit in each county.

Election officials remind voters to sign the back of their ballot envelopes before they submit or mail in their ballots. 

And -- if you didn’t register to vote earlier and still want to do so, you can go to one of the Voter Service Centers around the state, including one at Honolulu Hale.

Traditional polling places will not be open on primary election day. So visiting a Voter Service Center is the only way to cast a ballot in person.

To see a map of where the Voter Service Centers are in your county – as well as ballot drop box locations – go to the state elections website. You can also check the status of your ballot to see if your county clerk has received it.

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