Absentee voting in Hawaii, also called “mail-in voting” or “by-mail voting”, is casting your vote by mail-in ballot before the day of the Election. All states will mail a ballot to you if specific criteria are met, but some states have much stricter rules to meet these conditions. The voter may return the ballot in person or by mail. With uncertainties and unknowns around USPS delivery of your "mail-in" ballot during Covid-19, you may want to check for ballot drop-off boxes in your area as an alternative way to deliver your absentee ballot.
Beginning with the 2020 Primary Election, all voters will automatically receive a ballot in the mail and no traditional polling places will be established.
For the General Election on November 3, Mail ballot packets will be delivered by October 16.** **If you do not receive your packet, contact your County Elections Division for a replacement.
Early In-person Voting
Early voting in Hawaii allows you to cast your vote in person before the day of the Election at specific polling locations that may differ from the Election Day locations. Voting early in person allows you to cast your vote while the number of people waiting to vote is much smaller than Election Day. Please follow the recommended CDC Covid-19 safety guidelines.
Election Day In-person Voting
If you’re voting in person in Hawaii on November 3rd, 2020 follow the recommended CDC Covid-19 safety guidelines.