Last Chance to Register to Vote in Drive-Through at Hawaii’s Capitol
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Noe de Leon assists Catherine Nearman with voter registration at the Hawaii State Capitol.
Photos: Diane Lee
Tomorrow—July 10—is the deadline to register to vote in the primary election.
And Hawaii state elections officials today and tomorrow are making one last push to get people registered and ease the state out of the sad position of dead last for registering eligible voters in the nation.
Kaimuki resident Catherine Nearman just registered to vote without getting out of her van on July 9, with the help of Hawaii elections assistant Noe de Leon.
“This was a lifesaver,” she says. “I heard it on the radio, so I came by today — perfect! This made it easy, so I didn’t have to jump out of the car.”
Nearman's name had changed after she got married, but she did not update her voter registration until this week.
Registered voters who have changed their name or moved since the last election should re-register before the voter registration deadline.
You can find a registration form in the phone book, at a library or online or you can drive over to the State Capitol or other Neighbor Island locations and state officials will help you get it done today and tomorrow while you sit in your vehicle.
Election officials are holding drive-through voter registration events on July 9 and 10 at various locations.
Here on Oahu, the drive-through service is available from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Hawaii State Capitol facing Beretania Street, near the Damien statue.
You must be a U.S. citizen, a resident of Hawaii and at least 18 years old to vote.
2014 Drive-through Voter Registration Neighbor Island locations:
Location: Kona Kmart, Pahoa Marketplace and Old GMC in Hilo
Time: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Location: Office of the County Clerk, Elections Division
Time: 8 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Wikiwiki Voter Registration Forms are available at:
U.S. Post Offices
Office of Elections website: hawaii.gov/elections
City/County Clerk’s Offices
Most State Agencies
Completed voter registration forms must be turned in to the appropriate City/County Clerk by 4:30 p.m. or postmarked by July 10, 2014 if mailed.
The primary election is on Saturday, August 9, 2014. Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. For additional information on the 2014 Elections, visit hawaii.gov/elections or call (808) 453-VOTE (8683).