Voter ID for Absentee Ballots

absentee ballot mailingID requirements for absentee ballots are set by each state and can be less stringent than ID requirements when voting in person. See below for details on absentee ballot eligibility and what ID, if any, is needed to vote absentee.


Who is eligible for Absentee Voting?
  • Any registered Hawaii voter can vote absentee.
  • Voter may also vote by absentee ballot in person at the office of your City or County Clerk
What Types of ID are required to apply for Absentee Voting?

All absentee voting applicants must provide their Social Security Number.

First-time HI voters who did not include a copy of their ID with their voter registration form must include it with the absentee ballot application or with the voted absentee ballot.

Acceptable forms of ID include:

  • A current and valid photo ID that shows voter’s name (driver's license, US passport, student ID, military ID, work ID, tribal ID)
  • A current utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, government check or other government document that shows voter’s name and address.

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