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Hawaii

Population

1,415,872

Voting-Age Pop.

1,016,556

Last Presidential Election (2016)
Clinton 62 %
Trump 30 %
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Important Dates

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Election Date

Nov 3, 2020

Registration Deadline

Oct 5, 2020

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USPS recommends mailing your ballot no later than October 27.

Source: USPS.com


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  • Online Registration

    Yes
  • Early Voting
    Yes
  • Same-Day Registration
    Yes
  • ID Required
    No


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Absentee/Mail-In Voting

Ballots are mailed to the voter's mailing address associated with their voter registration record.

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  • Yes, all registered voters in Hawaii will receive a mail ballot packet for the general election.

Mail Outline Icon Is this state automatically sending an absentee or mail-in ballot?

Yes, all registered voters in Hawaii will receive a mail ballot packet for the general election.

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  • Oct 16: Voters begin to receive a General Election mail ballot packet.

When will I receive my ballot?

Oct 16: Voters begin to receive a General Election mail ballot packet.

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  • Voted ballots must be received by the Clerk's Office by 7pm on Election Day. Voters may return their voted ballot directly to their Clerk's Office.


    By mail: Voters should mail their voted ballot 3-5 days before the election to ensure that the Clerk's Office receives it by the deadline.


    The return envelope is postage paid via the U.S. Postal Service and addressed to your Clerk’s Office.

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Voted ballots must be received by the Clerk's Office by 7pm on Election Day. Voters may return their voted ballot directly to their Clerk's Office.


By mail: Voters should mail their voted ballot 3-5 days before the election to ensure that the Clerk's Office receives it by the deadline.


The return envelope is postage paid via the U.S. Postal Service and addressed to your Clerk’s Office.

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  • You do not need to provide a reason/excuse to vote absentee.


    Hawaii is a vote-by-mail state.


    All properly registered voters will receive a mail ballot packet approximately 18 days prior to the election.

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You do not need to provide a reason/excuse to vote absentee.


Hawaii is a vote-by-mail state.


All properly registered voters will receive a mail ballot packet approximately 18 days prior to the election.


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Early Voting

Can you vote early in this state?

Yes

Voter service centers provide accessible in-person voting, same day voter registration, and collection of voted ballots. Voter service centers open ten business days (Oct 20) prior to the election and on Election Day.


Same-Day Registration

Can you register on Election Day?

Yes

Voter service centers open ten business days prior to Election Day, providing accessible in-person voting and same-day voter registration.


Voter ID Requirements

Is an ID required to vote?

No

If you are registering to vote for the first time in the State of Hawaii and are mailing in your application, federal law requires that you provide proof of identification. If you do not provide the required proof of identification with the application, you will be required to do so at your polling place, or with your mail ballot.



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Acceptable Forms of Identification

Make sure you're ready on Election Day with the appropriate forms of identification. Acceptable forms of ID are listed here.

Data source - elections.hawaii.gov

Acceptable Forms of ID

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  • Copy of Current Utility Bill

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  • Copy of Current and Valid Photo Identification, Bank Statement, Government Check, Paycheck, or Other Government Document

    That shows your name and address


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Covid-19 Voting

Voting resources regarding Covid-19 are developing.

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