HAWAII Voter ID Information

Registered Hawai'i voters receive a ballot to vote by mail before each election. If you choose to vote in person and are asked for ID but cannot produce it, or if your recited information does not match the voting records, you may vote a provisional ballot. You will be required to sign a written affirmation and confirm your date of birth and residence.

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VoteRiders provides updated information and free, expert assistance to help you with voter ID questions including how to renew your expired ID, how to obtain the documents needed to secure your ID, and how to correct errors in your birth certificate. Call or text VoteRiders’ Voter ID Helpline: 844-338-8743.


Precinct official may ask voter to provide current ID:
  • HI driver’s license or HI state ID
  • Military ID card
  • US Passport
  • Utility bill*
  • Bank statement*
  • Paycheck*
  • Government check*
  • Other government document*

* with voter’s name and address

If voter’s recitation of name, residence address & date of birth matches the poll book, a regular ballot will be provided



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.



Yes! Hawai'i accepts valid ID from other states as voter ID for registered voters. 


NO! Student ID is not included in the list of acceptable voter IDs in Hawai'i.