Learn more about voting in the 2020 election


Register to vote here!

You'll need:

  1. Your current Hawaii Driver's License or Hawaii State ID card
  2. Your Social Security Number

Voting and Registration Deadlines for 2020:

  • General Election ballot received: October 16, 2020
  • Voter service centers open: October 20, 2020
  • Recommended last day to mail in ballot: October 27, 2020
  • General Election: November 3, 2020

Make sure you check your voter registration status! You can do that online or by calling 808-453-8683 if you live on O‘ahu or 800-442-8683 if you live on a Neighbor Island. You'll need your name, address and date of birth. 


  • Voter service centers are open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. On Election Day, the hours are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

So, who can vote?

Individuals with disabilities: Any voter who requires assistance to vote by reason of physical, visual, hearing impairment, or inability to read or write, may be given assistance by a person of the voter’s choice, other than the voter’s employer, an agent of the voter’s employer, or officer or agent of the voter’s union. Voter centers will have a Direct Recording Electronic (DRE) Voting Machine. DRE voting machines ensure privacy and independence, and protect the right of voters with disabilities and voters with limited English proficiency. The DRE provide accessibility for individuals with disabilities, including nonvisual access for voters who are blind or visually impaired. It also provides language accessibility in Chinese and Ilocano pursuant to the Voting Rights Act. You can also request an alternate format ballot by contacting your County Elections Division.

Individuals with a felony conviction: A person sentenced for a felony, from the time of the person’s sentence until the person’s final discharge, may not vote in an election, but if the person is placed on probation or the person is paroled after commitment to imprisonment, the person may vote during the period of the probation or parole. More information can be found here.

College students: If you are a Hawai‘i resident who is attending school somewhere else or living on campus, you can request an absentee ballot by filling out an Absentee Application. You will need to request an absentee ballot for each election you are voting in while away. If you are from another state and attend school in Hawai‘i and want to vote in Hawaii's election, learn how to register to be a voter in Hawai‘i.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I change my mind once I return the ballot? Unfortunately, no. Once a ballot is received by the Clerk's Office, it is considered cast. 

Will my vote still count if I did not vote on all measures/candidates? Yes. 

What happens if I make a mistake? You may request for a replacement ballot with your Clerk's Office. 

Want to learn more about your candidates? We got you. We surveyed some of the candidates to learn more about their stance on various key issues. 

Check out our Prosecutorial Candidate Survey!

Check out our Legislative Candidate Survey!