Hawaii

All registered Hawaii voters will automatically receive a mail ballot before each election.

A copy of your ID is not required when you vote by mail, but the signature on your ballot must match others on file.

If you choose to vote in person, you may be asked to provide current ID or recite personal information. See the page below for more details.

Is out-of-state ID accepted?

Yes!
You can use an ID issued by any state.

Is student ID accepted?

No!
You cannot use a student ID.

Is an expired ID accepted?

No!
You cannot use an expired ID.

Hawaii ID Requirements for Voting In Person

ACCEPTABLE ID

Precinct officials may ask you to provide a current ID. The following IDs are acceptable:

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

The following documents are acceptable if they show you name and address:

  • Utility bill
  • Bank statement
  • Government check
  • Other government document

If you don’t have an acceptable ID, there are other ways to confirm your identity. Check the FAQ below to learn more.

Frequently Asked Questions

You will be asked to recite your name, address, and date of birth. If this information matches the poll book, you may vote a regular ballot.

If your recited information does not match, you may vote a provisional ballot. You will be required to sign a written affirmation and confirm your residence and date of birth.

Get in touch with VoteRiders if you have questions or need free help getting ID.

You do not need a “REAL ID” to vote in Hawaii.

Your driver’s license or state ID card will show a star in the upper corner if it meets REAL ID requirements under federal law.

Hawaii only issues REAL ID-compliant driver’s licenses and state IDs.

If you need to renew your state photo ID or driver’s license (or apply for a new one) you must go through the REAL ID process.

Get in touch with VoteRiders if you have questions or need free help securing ID.

Hawaii ID Requirements for Voting By Mail

All registered Hawaii voters receive their ballots by mail before each election. There is no need to request your ballot and no excuse is required to vote by mail.

Frequently Asked Questions

No, but the signature on your ballot must match your other signatures on file.