Calling All Hawaii Voters: Last Chance to Cast Your Ballot Early

Avoid the lines and potential stormy weather on primary day by voting early.


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Early voting continues until Aug. 7.
Photo: Diane Lee

 

With two storms barreling toward our Island home, avoid the potential for interruptions and snafus on primary election day (Saturday, Aug. 9) by casting your ballot early.

While the application deadline for mail-in absentee ballots has already passed, anyone can still visit an early walk-in polling place with a photo ID and vote. Our political team loves the excitement of election-day voting—nothing beats the smell of paper ballots in the morning. But, even we are planning a visit to an early polling site to avoid any potential hassles that bad weather may bring.

If you were lucky enough to receive a mail-in ballot, be sure to return it as soon as possible. Mail-in ballots must be completed and returned (not postmarked!) by Aug. 9. Ballots will also be accepted at polling places on election day, as well.

Walk-in voting will be available until 4 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 7. On Oahu, two walk-in voting locations are available:

Honolulu Hale
530 South King Street
Open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Kapolei Hale
1000 Uluohia Street
Open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

More than 300 candidates are running in 91 races statewide, including governor, U.S. Senate, Congress, state Legislature, City Council and the Office of Hawaiian Affairs. For the Aug. 9 primary, the state Office of Elections has designated 247 voting precincts statewide, which will be staffed by 4,537 election-day officials. There are nearly 698,000 registered voters in Hawaii.
 

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