Hawaii Election Law

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Voter Registration

 Pre-COVIDDuring 20202021 Legislative Activity
MethodDMV, by mail, by phone, in person, and online. No ChangeNo Legislative Activity
DeadlineThirty (30) days before an election. No ChangeNo Legislative Activity
AutomaticNoNo ChangeNo Legislative Activity
Same DayAllowedNo ChangeNo Legislative Activity

Absentee Ballot Application

 Pre-COVIDDuring 20202021 Legislative Activity
ExcuseNo excuse requiredNo ChangeNo Legislative Activity
AutomaticNo No ChangeNo Legislative Activity
DeadlineSeven (7) days before election. No ChangeNo Legislative Activity
Valid for X# of CyclesSame cycle onlyNo ChangeNo Legislative Activity

Absentee Ballot Return (other than by mail)

 Pre-COVIDDuring 20202021 Legislative Activity
Voter IDAll absentee ballots are by mail in Hawaii. No ChangesNo Legislative Activity
In PersonAll absentee ballots are by mail in Hawaii. No ChangesNo Legislative Activity
Drop BoxAll absentee ballots are by mail in Hawaii. No ChangesNo Legislative Activity
Return DeadlineAll absentee ballots are by mail in Hawaii. No ChangesNo Legislative Activity

Ballot Harvesting

 Pre-COVIDDuring 20202021 Legislative Activity
ProhibitedNot mentionedNo ChangeNo Legislative Activity
Limited 3rd PartyNot mentioned No ChangeNo Legislative Activity
Paid Political OperativesNot mentionedNo ChangeNo Legislative Activity

Early Voting

 Pre-COVIDDuring 20202021 Legislative Activity
By MailYesNo ChangeNo Legislative Activity
In PersonNo No ChangeNo Legislative Activity

Voter Identification - Absentee Ballot

 Pre-COVIDDuring 20202021 Legislative Activity
Signature VerificationYesNo ChangeNo Legislative Activity
Witness StatementNoNo ChangeNo Legislative Activity
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Cure ProcessIf there is a discrepancy, the voter will be notified and have five business days after the election to cure the ballot. No ChangeNo Legislative Activity

Voter Identification - In Person

 Pre-COVIDDuring 20202021 Legislative Activity
Photo IDRequiredNo ChangeNo Legislative Activity
Other OptionsNo No ChangeNo Legislative Activity
Provisional BallotsNot providedNo ChangeNo Legislative Activity

Voting Day

 Pre-COVIDDuring 20202021 Legislative Activity
Hours7:00 AM to 7:00 PMNo ChangeNo Legislative Activity
Wait TimeNot mentioned No ChangeNo Legislative Activity
Electioneering200 feetNo ChangeNo Legislative Activity
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Voter Rolls

 Pre-COVIDDuring 20202021 Legislative Activity
Update FrequencySixteen (16) days after the election. No ChangeNo Legislative Activity
Voter RemovalDeath, moving, and failing to vote in any election. No ChangeNo Legislative Activity