Are you registered? Push for voters on National Voter Registration Day

Volunteers and organizations hit the streets Tuesday in support of National Voter Registration Day.

Special drives were held throughout the state to make it easier for people to exercise their right to cast a ballot.

The deadline to register to vote in November’s general election is Monday, Oct. 10. The election itself takes place Tuesday, Nov. 8.

KHON2 spoke with Yoshie Tanabe as she registered for an absentee ballot. She says she can’t drive anymore, but she won’t let that stop her from voting.

“What boggles my mind, what makes me angry, are the people who don’t vote who squawk the most. It doesn’t make sense to me,” said Tanabe. “If you’re not going to vote, don’t squawk. Take the consequences. You didn’t help.”

If you haven’t registered to vote, you can do so online here. You must provide a Hawaii driver’s license or state ID, and your social security number.

You can also mail a completed Wikiwiki Voter Registration form to your Clerk’s Office. Applications must be postmarked to your Clerk’s Office by Monday, Oct. 8, as the USPS will be closed on Oct. 10 in observance of Columbus Day. Forms are available at post offices, libraries and at most state agencies. The voter registration form may also be downloaded from the Office of Election’s website at www.elections.hawaii.gov.

And you can apply in-person at your Clerk’s Office or at the Office of Elections by 4:30 p.m. Oct. 10.

Voters who have moved or changed their name since the last election will need to update their voter registration. For more information about voting and the 2016 Elections, visit www.elections.hawaii.gov or call 453-VOTE (8683).

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