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Too Late to Mail Ballots -- Cast in person at Voter Service Centers or Drop Boxes
By News Release @ 12:01 AM :: 3241 Views :: Office of Elections

Editor's Note -- Sat Nov 5, 2022: It is too late to mail your ballot.  Ballots not RECEIVED by Tuesday Nov 8, 2022, will NOT be counted.

Voters can still drop their ballots off in person -- or vote on Election Day. 

If you are not registered, you can both register and vote in person on Election Day.

To Locate the Ballot Drop Box or Voter Service Center Election Day Polling Place nearest you click here: >>> Ballot Drop Box and Voter Service Center Page <<<

VOTER SERVICE CENTERS OPEN

News Release from Office of Elections, Oct 25, 2022

Pearl City, October 25, 2022 – Starting today through November 8, voter service centers are open for the General Election. Voter service centers provide voter registration, accessible in-person voting, replacement ballots, and collection of voted ballots.

Voters are reminded that ballots have been delivered and that they should have received their ballot packet in the mail. Any registered voter who has not received their ballot should contact their County Elections Division to request a replacement ballot or visit a voter service center.

To cast a ballot for the General Election, voters can visit a voter service center, mail in their ballot, or drop off their voted ballot at a ballot drop box within their county. Voted ballots must be received by 7:00 p.m. on Election Day, November 8 to be counted. A list of voter service centers and ballot drop box locations and hours can be found at elections.hawaii.gov.

For voters with disabilities, voter service centers are equipped with accessible ballot marking devices for voters to vote their ballot privately and independently. The voting equipment features adaptive controllers, accessible tactile devices, and non-visual access. Voters requiring assistance may also bring a family member or friend to assist them. For more information about accessible voting options, visit elections.hawaii.gov or call (808) 453-VOTE (8683).

New Hawaii voters needing to register for the 2022 General Election can register in person at any of the voter service centers within their county and vote on the same day. Registrants may also submit a paper voter registration application by October 31 and may continue to register or update their voter registration online at elections.hawaii.gov with a Hawaii Driver’s License or State ID. Individuals must be a U.S. Citizen, Hawaii resident, and be at least 18 years of age to vote.

For official election and voter information, visit elections.hawaii.gov or call (808) 453-VOTE (8683).

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MAIL BALLOTS DELIVERED TO HAWAII VOTERS

News Release from Office of Elections, Oct 18, 2022

Pearl City, October 18, 2022 – Hawaii voters should expect to receive their mail ballot packet for the 2022 General Election by Friday, October 21. The mail ballot packet contains your official General Election ballot, an optional secrecy sleeve, and a postage paid return ballot envelope. Election officials sent out over 726,000 ballots to Hawaii voters for the General Election.

Election officials note that ballots are only sent to active voters. If you have moved and have not changed your voter registration, you will need to update your record before you can vote in this election. Voters can update their registration online at elections.hawaii.gov or by completing a paper Voter Registration Application found at all state libraries and post offices.

Hawaii voters may return their voted ballot through the US Postal Service, by dropping it off at a ballot drop box, or may visit a voter service center in their county. A list of locations and hours is posted online at elections.hawaii.gov. Voted ballots must be received by 7:00 p.m. on November 8, 2022.

The Office of Elections would like to share a few reminders about voting in Hawaii.

Made a mistake on your ballot – Do not attempt to correct it by crossing it out or using correction tape. Follow the instructions on your ballot to request a replacement ballot.
Remember to sign the return ballot envelope. Your signature is required for your ballot to be accepted for counting.
No postage required – Return ballot envelopes are pre-addressed and postage is paid for so you can simply drop it in the mail.
Track your ballot – Sign up for ballot tracking alerts at elections.hawaii.gov or call (808) 453-VOTE (8683) for assistance with enrolling.
Assistance is available. If you are in need of assistance with casting your ballot, the following accessible options are available:

Request for an alternate format ballot and mark your ballot using your personal compatible device. Visit elections.hawaii.gov to learn more about accessible voting.
Visit a voter service center from October 25 through November 8 to cast your vote using accessible voting equipment.

The Office of Elections is offering extended phone hours starting October 22, Monday to Saturday through Election Day, to assist with voter questions. Contact (808) 453-VOTE (8683) or toll-free 800-453-VOTE (8683).

For official election and voter information, visit elections.hawaii.gov or call (808) 453-VOTE (8683).

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BALLOT TRACKING SERVICE AVAILABLE FOR HAWAII VOTERS

News Release from Office of Elections, Oct 10, 2022

Pearl City, October 10, 2022 – As the 2022 General Election ballots are prepared for mailing, election officials want to remind voters that they can sign up to receive ballot tracking alerts at elections.hawaii.gov. Voters can sign up to receive text, email, or voice alerts letting them know where their ballot is in the voting process.

Voters who sign up will be notified when their ballot has been mailed, received, and accepted for counting. Reminders will also be sent to voters to return their ballot as the deadline nears. Additionally, voters will be notified if there is an issue with their signature on their return ballot envelope.

“Over 13,000 voters signed up for ballot tracking alerts during the Primary Election and we hope more voters take advantage to give them that peace of mind that their ballot is on its way or that it has been received and accepted for counting,” said Scott Nago, Chief Election Officer. “Once your ballot has been accepted for counting, voters can also download their virtual ‘I Voted’ sticker,” he added.

When signing up, voters can choose their preferred method of delivery and set the hours to when they would like to receive the alerts. Voters who choose not to sign up for notifications can still log in and track their ballot.

For official election and voter information, visit elections.hawaii.gov or call (808) 453-VOTE (8683).

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PREPARING FOR THE GENERAL ELECTION

News Release from Office of Elections, October 4, 2022

Aloha,

We’re just a few weeks away from General Election ballots hitting mailboxes statewide! To ensure that you are ready to cast your vote, we’ve built a step-by-step plan with the online tools available at our website elections.hawaii.gov.

Step 1 – Confirm your voter registration.

Tool: Online Voter Registration System

It’s key that your voter registration remains current so that you receive your mail ballot every election. Use the Online Voter Registration System to check that your information is current. If you need to make any updates to your residence or mailing address, you can do it there by clicking on the green ‘Update’ button located on the bottom of the page.

Step 2 – Sign up for ballot tracking alerts.

Tool: BallotTrax

Keep tabs on the journey of your ballot through ballot tracking alerts. You’ll receive an alert when your ballot is mailed to you, and another to confirm that your ballot has been received, validated, and accepted for counting.

You’ll also receive friendly reminders to keep you on track, including a reminder to return your voted ballot when the deadline is approaching.

Step 3 – Review a sample of your General Election ballot.

Tool: View My Ballot

Don’t wait until your ballot arrives to see the candidates and ballot questions you’ll be voting on. View a sample of your General Election ballot through the View My Ballot tool.

Tip: Avoid making a mistake on your ballot by printing a sample and marking your choices. Use your sample ballot as guide for when your official mail ballot arrives.

Step 4 – Locate the Ballot Drop Box and Voter Service Center nearest you.

Tool: Ballot Drop Box and Voter Service Center Page

Voting by mail means that you don’t have to leave home to cast your vote. But it’s always a good idea to have a backup plan in case things change.

Say you’ve held onto your ballot close to the deadline or you’ve misplaced it – what are you to do? Ballot Drop Boxes and Voter Service Centers are great for your last-minute voter needs, including ballot deposit and in-person voting. Find a location nearest you using at the Ballot Drop Box and Voter Service Center page.

You’re Set!

Follow these steps for a stress-free voting experience during the General Election. For all things voting, visit our homepage at elections.hawaii.gov or call (808) 453-VOTE (8683).

Watch and Share!

Enjoy this short video to see how simple it is to register to vote. (Watch here)

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General Election Ballots Coming To Hawaii Voters Next Week

CB: … Mail-in ballots for the City and County of Honolulu will be mailed Oct. 17 and 18.

“Voters are strongly encouraged to have a plan for returning their voted ballot envelope,” says a press release. “Voters may return their ballot envelope by mail using the postage-paid envelope or at a designated official ballot drop box location.”

Ballot drop boxes at all 15 locations across Oahu will open beginning Tuesday and will close at 7:00 p.m. on election day. For more information and to find a ballot drop box location closest to you, click here.

On Hawaii County, ballots go out on Oct. 19 and should arrive at residences within the next two days. (Click here for more information.)

That’s also when voters in Kauai (click here) and Maui (click here) counties should receive their ballots as well….

read … General Election Ballots Coming To Hawaii Voters Next Week 

TGI: Ballots are coming out to Kaua‘i voters this week — Here’s what you need to know

HTH: Ready, set, vote! Ballots to arrive this week

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