Oahu Voters Can Now Make Ballot Requests Online, Voter Service Centers Open Until Election Day
By Jim Bea Sampaga
Oahu voters who need replacement ballots can now request online through the Online Ballot Replacement Request System website, hnlvote.ehawaii.gov and via honoluluelections.us.
Created in partnership between NIC Hawaii and the City and County of Honolulu’s Elections Division, the website accepts ballot replacement requests for the Primary Election until August 6. Additionally, the website will be reopening after ballots are mailed before this year’s general election.
If a registered voter wasn’t able to vote because their ballot was spoiled or not received, they may request a replacement ballot online. On the website, the voter is prompted to provide contact and other information to verify themselves in the Honolulu Elections Division’s system. In some instances, the website might prompt the voter to re-register to vote before the ballot replacement request can be placed.
“The system helps keep election processes running smoothly and is yet another innovative solution created through NIC Hawaii’s and Honolulu Elections Division’s partnership,” said Burt Ramos, NIC Hawaii General Manager, in the press release.
For those who would prefer to do things in-person, Voter Service Centers in Honolulu Hale and Kapolei Hale are open until Election Day, August 8.
The Voter Service Centers provide voters accessible in-person voting, replacement ballots and sam day registration and voting. The centers are open from Mondays to Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. On August 8 Election Day, they’re open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Honolulu Hale Courtyard is located at 530 South King Street, Honolulu. While Kapolei Hale Conference Rooms A, B and C are located at 1000 Uluohia Street, Kapolei.
“During this first vote-by-mail election and the COVID-19 pandemic, it is important to assist voters by making the process as easy, efficient and contactless as possible,” said Glen Takahashi, Honolulu City Clerk.