Election Rules

State Primary Election Voter Registration Deadline: July 9

Presidential Primary Date: May 22, vote-by-mail only

State Primary Election Date: August 8, vote-by-mail only

General Election Voter Registration Deadline: October 5, or election-day registration if voting in-person

ID Requirements for Voting: ID requested but photo not required if voting in-person. If ID is not presented then the voter can recite date of birth and address at polling place to affirm identity.

Absentee Voting: Hawaii is a vote-by-mail state, all registered Hawaii voters are mailed their ballot 3 weeks before the election, if you need the ballot mailed to an address different from where you are registered you can fill out an absentee application online here. Completed ballots must be received by mail or in-person by 7pm on Election Day.

Gender Gaps in Representation

Hawaii is one of seven states that has 50% or more women in its Congressional delegation. Hawaii ranks 19th in the country for women’s representation in the State Legislature.

Hawaii Congressional Delegation

Hawaii State Legislature

Voter Turnout

Hawaii had lower voter turnout than the United States overall for both men and women in the 2016 Elections.

Percent Voter Turnout by Gender

Percent Voter Turnout by Race

Other races not shown due to population size