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Time to cast your ballot: What Hawaii voters need to know


    Early voting at Honolulu Hale on Oct. 25. Voters lined up to cast their ballots.

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 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 or by calling 453-8683.

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        • Because, unlike you, I have a brain in use. I also have eyes that can see the “Paid for by Caldwell for Mayor” on the ads. Also, unlike you, my head isn’t covered in tin foil or up my okole.

  • Need another vote recording machine!

    Stood in line for 45 min. @730 this a.m. @Kailua Intermediate Schooll, voting booth wait went smoothly, on the other hand, waiting in line to record your vote on the 1 machine at the exit took 45 min! Worker said it’s too expensive to get a 2nd machine, ridiculous! That’s a reason why people no vote! Who like stay in line that long? And no tell me go vote during non-peak hrs, that’s not the pt. It will be money well spent to speed up the in and out process. Spend da money! That’s why we pay taxes! Hrmmfff!

      • Haven’t you heard the rumor? There’s a cabal of black uniformed operatives that intercepts the mail-in ballots and throws out the ones that are marked for a certain party’s candidates. (Yeah, I voted by mail for the first time this election. It was easy but I kind of miss the smell of the canvas booths and the memories of standing with my father when he voted for Ike and Edmund G. Brown and my mother when she voted for Stevenson and Kennedy.)

  • You can’t say that the polling places are ADA compliant when you have to stand in line for 45 minutes or longer. A lot of disabled people including myself can’t stand that long. I have the same problem waiting in line to do processing for drivers’ licenses, car registrations, etc.

  • We voted this AM at Pearl Highlands Elementary. In and out in about 30 minutes. Took a little longer because of the Charter Amendments. There were abouth 15 people in line when we arrived, but the line moved steadily and voting was organized and orederly.

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