Early voting in Hawaii underway through Nov. 5

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Early voting in this year’s election in Hawaii begins Tuesday and runs through Saturday, Nov. 5.

Voters do not have to wait until election day Nov. 8 to vote. Any registered voter may request a mail ballot or cast their vote at an early walk-in location within their county.

In fact, qualified Hawaii residents may also register and vote on the same day at early walk-in locations.

“We have what they call late registration,” explained Glenn Takahashi, Honolulu elections administrator. “This is the first time we’re offering it. It’s available only during this early voting period, so if you missed the voting registration deadline, come down here. We’ll get you registered to vote and we’ll get your ballot and you’ll be on your way.”

Early voting in-person locations for the general election:

COUNTY OF HAWAII

  • County of Hawaii Aupuni Center Conference Room, 101 Pauahi St., Suite 1, Hilo, from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Saturday
  • West Hawaii Civic Center Community Room (Building G), 74-5044 Ane Keohokalole Highway, Kailua-Kona, from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Saturday
  • Waimea Community Center, 65-1260 Kawaihae Road, Kamuela, from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m.-12 p.m. Saturday
  • Pahala Community Center, 96-1149 Kamani Street, Pahala, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday through Friday (closed 12 p.m.-1 p.m.)

COUNTY OF MAUI

  • Office of the County Clerk, 200 South High Street, Room #708, Wailuku, from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Saturday
  • Mitchell Pauole Center Conference Room, 90 Ainoa Street, Kaunakakai, from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday (closed 12 p.m.-1 p.m.) and 8 a.m.-12 p.m. Saturday

COUNTY OF KAUAI

  • Lihue Neighborhood Center, 3353 Eono Street, Lihue, from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Saturday

CITY & COUNTY OF HONOLULU

  • Honolulu Hale, 530 South King Street, Honolulu, from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Saturday
  • Kapolei Hale, 1000 Uluohia Street, Kapolei, from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Saturday

Keep in mind, under Hawaii law, you are allowed to take a photo of your ballot, or a selfie with your ballot, if you want while you’re inside the voting booth, but not outside the booth or in any of the open areas of the polling sites.

If you want to vote by mail, the deadline is 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1. To get a mail ballot and more information about early voting, click here.

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