The last day to register to vote for the Primary Election (Saturday, August 11) has passed, but registered voters may request an absentee ballot for this election or for all elections until August 4.
However, with the election coming up August 11, waiting until August 4 may cause problems because of delays in mail.
To get the absentee ballot application, go online to www.hawaii.gov/elections. The site also allows you to do a search to find out what districts you’re in for County Council, State Senate, and State House. Go to the “Polling Place Locator,” and when you get to the map of the state, go up above to an icon that looks like a magnifying glass. That will allow you to enter your street address, which will then provide a pop up with your polling place and the pertinent district location.
All registered voters may also vote “walk in absentee,” starting Monday, July 30, going through Thursday, August 9. the three walk-in polling places are West Hawaii Civic Center, Aupuni Center in Hilo, and Waimea Community Center. Any voter, no matter where they live, may vote absentee at any of the three locations Mondays through Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.