about this state

Aloha Hawai'i! You do know that every state wants to be you, right? You invented poke, you gave us Barack Obama, and oh yeah, YOU'RE AN ASSORTMENT OF BEAUTIFUL ISLANDS. Sorry, didn't mean to yell it's just that you're so cool. But as we all know the saying, with great "coolness" comes great responsibility. Set an example to the entire country by getting all of your friends and loved ones prepared for this election. Hawaii will have two main elections in 2022. Its primary election will take place on August 13, and the general will be held on November 8. (Source: Ballot Ready)


Key Dates

Aug 3

Primary Regular Voter Registration Deadline

Aug 6

Primary Absentee Ballot Request Deadline

Aug 1 – Aug 13

Primary Early Voting

Aug 13

Primary Election

Nov 8

General Election

Hawaii Voter Guide

  • How do I make sure I'm registered to vote?

    Go to votesaveamerica.com/register. We're working with Vote.org to make this as easy as possible for you, so don't fuck it up.

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  • Can I register the same day I want to vote?

    Yes! But why wait? Do it now. Do it do it do it dooo itdoitdoitdoit: votesaveamerica.com/register

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  • Do I have to be registered as a Democrat or Republican to vote in my primary?

    Nope! You can participate in the primary of any political party by declaring your affiliation with that party at the polls on the day of the primary, even if you were already affiliated with a different party.

  • Can I vote by mail?

    Yes! As long as you're registered by August 3rd, your ballot will be mailed to you automatically! Then, you can fill it out and mail it back by August 13th.

  • Can I vote early?

    Yes, August 1-August 13, excluding Sundays

  • Do I need an ID?

    Normally, yes, you should have one on you because your precinct official may ask. But because Hawaii has moved to vote by mail due to COVID-19, you do not need to include a copy of any ID documentation with your mail-in ballot. However, your signature must match the signature on your voter registration. Get the specifics from Vote Riders.

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what's new in hawaii voting since 2020

Here's what's new in Hawaii voting! Your state adopted automatic voter registration, making it easy to register to vote or update your registration when you visit the DMV. In more good news, Hawaiians are now able to register to vote on any day up to and including Election Day. Regular voter registration ends 10 days before Election Day, but that's when same-day registration begins. Same-day registration is also newly available online. No excuses, Hawaii!

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