By Jim Bea Sampaga
The Hawaii Primary Elections are fast approaching and if you haven’t registered to vote yet, register now because the voter registration deadline is on July 9, 2020.
This year, all registered Hawaii voters will be voting by mail. Registered voters will be sent a ballot to their mailing address in Hawaii associated with their voter registration 18 days before the election day.
Registering to vote can be both done online, by mail or in person. However, registering online and by mail are highly recommended to limit in-person interactions and to adhere to social distancing guidelines.
Individuals who can register to vote must be a U.S. citizen, a resident of the State of Hawaii and at least 18 years of age. To register to vote or update your registration, you just need your current Hawaii Driver License or State ID and Social Security number.
For online registration, visit the Hawaii Online Voter Registration System at www.olvr.hawaii.gov. You can also register or update your registration by mail by submitting a completed a Voter Registration Application form to your County Elections Division.
Download the voter registration application form online at www.olvr.hawaii.gov. The Voter Registration Application form is also available at the following locations: US Post Offices, State Libraries, Satellite City Halls, Most State Agencies, Clerks Offices and at the Office of Elections.
For more information regarding voter registration, visit elections.hawaii.gov/voters/registration/.