Want to vote in person? Here's where you can do that statewide
Hawaiʻi voters should have received their mail-in ballots last week. For those who prefer to vote in person, voter service centers opened Tuesday, Oct. 25.
They offer same-day registration and accessible voting, as well as ballot replacements. Each island has at least one center open through Election Day on Nov. 8.
On Oʻahu, Honolulu Hale and Kapolei Hale are open Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. — and on Election Day from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
To increase accessibility, pop-up voter service centers will be available for a limited time. This week, the pop-up is at Kāneʻohe District Park until Oct. 29. From Nov. 1 through Nov. 5, the center will shift to the George Fred Wright Wahiawa District Park. These pop-up locations are open from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday.
“The easiest way to vote is by mail, avail yourselves to that service... But if you're not registered to vote, you need (help) replacing a ballot, you have special needs so you need the machines to aid in the voting process. That's what we're here for," City and County of Honolulu Elections Administrator Rex Quidilla said during the primary election.
On Hawai’i Island, centers can be found at the Aupuni Center in Hilo and the West Hawai’i Civic Center. Both are open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday — and 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Election Day.
On Moloka’i, the center can be found at the Mitchell Pauole Center. On Lana’i, voters can go to the Lana’i Community Center starting Nov. 1. On Maui, voters can visit the Velma McWayne Santos Community Center in Wailuku. All operate from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday — and on Election Day from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
In addition to these locations, a center at Hana High & Elementary School will open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Nov. 5.
And on Kaua’i, a lone center is open at the Historic County Annex Building in Līhu’e from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m, Monday through Saturday — and on Election Day from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
If returning your ballot by mail, it must be received by 7 p.m. on Nov. 8. More information, including a list of ballot drop boxes, can be found at elections.hawaii.gov.
Voter resources and important links:
- Register to vote or check if you are registered. You can also call 808-453-VOTE or toll-free 800-442-VOTE from the neighbor islands.
- Track your ballot with BallotTrax
- Unsure which races you're voting in? Input your address to find out.
- Find a voter service center or ballot drop box
- Kauaʻi County Elections Division
- City and County of Honolulu Elections Division
- Maui County Elections Division
- Hawaiʻi County Elections Division