COVID-19 Advisory: Democratic party officials have cancelled in-person voting for the presidential primary. All registered Democrats will receive ballots in mid-July.
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Who is eligible to vote by mail?
All registered Hawaii voters receive their ballot by mail before each election.
- If you register to vote in person, you must show a driver’s license, state ID, or provide the last 4 digits of your social security number (SSN), if you have one.
- If you registered by mail and did not include your state’s driver’s license number or the last 4 digits of your SSN, you must show an acceptable form of ID (see below) at your polling place.
- If you apply for an absentee/vote by mail ballot and did not include your state’s driver’s license number or the last 4 digits of your SSN when you registered by mail, you must include a copy of an acceptable ID (see below).
Here is a list of acceptable IDs: Documents that prove who you are
Your state may have other ID requirements for voting in person or for absentee/vote by mail ballot.
Do you need to submit ID with your absentee ballot request?
No, you do not need to submit a special absentee ballot request in Hawaii. All registered voters will receive a vote by mail ballot.
Do you need to submit ID with your ballot?
No, but the signature on your mail ballot must match other signatures on file.
Last update: May 5, 2020