Welcome Hawaii voters! Below you will find your upcoming election dates, voter registration deadlines, state requirements for Voter ID, as well as information on online voter registration, automatic voter registration, vote-by-mail, early voting, and minor pre-registration.


Primary Election Dates & Registration Deadlines

Party Primaries
Registration Deadlines
Same Day Registration
Mail-In Online In-Person
August 11 July 12 July 12 August 11 Yes


General Election Dates & Registration Deadlines

General Election Registration Deadlines
Same Day Registration
Mail-In Online In-Person
November 6 October 9 October 8 November 6 Yes


Online Voter Registration

Yes, Hawaii has Online Voter Registration. Need HI drivers’ license or ID card and Social Security Number. You can register online here.

Voter ID

Strict = if no identification, voter must take additional measures after Election Day to have ballot counted

Non-strict = if no identification, voter still has option to cast ballot that may be counted without additional measures by voter


Hawaii has non-strict, non-photo ID requirements. Here are the approved forms of ID in the state of Hawaii:

  • valid photo ID (Drivers License, State ID, etc)

OR a copy of a current:

  • utility bill
  • bank statement
  • paycheck
  • other government issued document that shows your name and address


Hawaii does have “no-excuse” vote-by-mail. You must request your ballot 7 days before Election Day. Your ballot must be received by close of polls on Election Day.

Early Voting

Hawaii has in-person early voting. Early voting begins two Tuesdays prior to Election Day and ends the Saturday prior to Election Day. Early voting is located at sites designated by the Office of Elections. More information early voting is available here.

Automatic Voter Registration (Motor Voter)

Hawaii has no Automatic Voter Registration.

Minor Pre-Registration

Hawaii allows voters to pre-register at the age of 16.

Links to State-by-State Charts

2018 Election Dates & Deadlines

Online Voter Registration

Automatic Voter Registration

Vote By Mail

Early Voting

Voter ID

Content Updated Summer 2018


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