Hawaii ID requirements for voting by mail

COVID-19 Advisory: Democratic party officials have cancelled in-person voting for the presidential primary. All registered Democrats will receive new ballots in early May, which must be returned by 5/22.

Who is eligible to vote by mail?

All registered Hawaii voters receive their ballot by mail before each election.

Voter Registration

First-time voters who have not voted in a previous federal election, or who have never voted in their county of residence in a federal election, AND who did not provide either a driver’s license number or the last four digits of a Social Security number at the time of registration, must present documentation proving their identity in order to complete their voter registration. First time voters who are voting in person must present this documentation at the polls. First time voters who are voting by mail/absentee ballot must enclose a copy of such documentation with their ballot request or ballot. This is required under the federal Help America Vote Act, enacted in 2002.

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 your voter registration signature.

Last update: May 5, 2020

Hannah Piercey

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