Election Day in Hawaii
>> Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. today, but anyone who is standing in line at 6 p.m. will be allowed to vote. Elections officials say voters can save time by voting during nonpeak hours, which are in the morning from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., or in the afternoon from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
>> Polling places typically are at a nearby public school cafeteria or community center. Voters who are unsure of where they should vote can locate their polling places by using the Office of Elections web site at http://elections.hawaii.gov/ or calling 453-VOTE (8683).
>> Acceptable identification for voters at the polls includes a valid photo identification such as a drivers license or state identification, or a copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, or other government issued document that shows your name and address.
>> All polling places are compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act, and most offer accessible parking. Voters requiring assistance can request services at the Voter Assistance Station at any polling place. Polling places offer a number of additional services including auxiliary aids such as magnifiers and communication cards, and curbside voting for voters who are unable to leave their vehicles.
>> Voters who have requested and filled out mail-in absentee ballots but did not actually mail those ballots can drop those ballots off at any polling place in their county. Voted ballots that are postmarked today but are not received by the Clerk’s office by 6 p.m. today will not be accepted.
>> Voters can view samples of their ballots and get additional information at http://elections.hawaii.gov/ or by calling 453-8683.