What Hawaii voters need to know
  • Sunday, November 18, 2018
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Hawaii News

What Hawaii voters need to know

  • CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Voters trickled in to the polling place at McKinley High School today.

ADVERTISING

POLL HOURS

7 a.m. to 6 p.m. You will be allowed to vote if you are in line at 6 p.m.

IDENTIFICATION

Acceptable forms of ID include a Hawaii driver’s license, Hawaii state ID, military ID, passport, current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck or other government-issued document showing name and address.

TIME OFF

Residents may be entitled to two consecutive hours off from work to vote if they do not have time before or after work to vote. Retain your voter receipt as proof of voting.

POLLING PLACE

If you’re not sure that you’re registered to vote or not sure where your polling place is, contact your county clerk:

>> Honolulu: 768-3800

>> Hawaii island: 961-8277

>> Maui: 270-7749

>> Kauai: 241-4800

You can also visit the Office of Elections website, elections.hawaii.gov. For help on Election Day, call the state Office of Elections at 453-VOTE (8683). Neighbor island residents can call toll-free 800-442-VOTE (8683) or contact their county clerk.

SPECIAL HELP

Voter assistance officials are assigned to each polling place. They help people with physical disabilities or who have difficulty with reading. Voters can also have a person of their choice help them in the voting booth as long as that person is not the voter’s employer or an agent of the voter’s employer or union.

WRITE-IN VOTES

They are not allowed under Hawaii election law.

WEBSITE

Go to the Office of Elections website at elections.hawaii.gov for more information.

FIND CANDIDATES

If you’re not sure who will be on your ballot, you can view your precinct ballot online. Go to elections.hawaii.gov and click on “View my ballot” on the right side of the page. You can view your ballot by selecting either your district/precinct or polling place.

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