Voter ID in Hawaii


What is your plan for voting?

Voter ID rules are different based on how you decide to cast your ballot.



Voting Remotely

Most voters do not need to include ID when voting remotely in Hawaii.

Voting by Mail

Every registered voter in Hawaii automatically gets a mail ballot sent to the address in their voter registration. You don’t have to ask for it, and you don’t need a special reason to vote by mail.

Voting Electronically

Voters with disabilities can request to vote using an electronic ballot. If qualified to vote electronically, you will be able to mark and return your ballot online.



Voting in Person

In Hawaii, you don’t have to show ID to vote in person.

It’s a good idea to bring ID to make check-in faster, but if you forget, don’t worry. They can still make sure you’re eligible to vote without it.

If you want to show ID, you can use one with a picture that’s not expired, like:

  • Hawaii driver’s license or ID
  • Military ID card
  • US Passport

Or, you can use a document without a picture that has your name and address, such as:

  • Recent utility bill
  • Bank statement
  • Government check
  • Paycheck
  • Other government document

If you don’t bring ID, they might ask you to say your name, address, and birthdate. If this matches their records, you can vote normally. Or, another registered voter can vouch for you and confirm your identity.



Page Updated: August 2023