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Aloha and Welcome to Elections 2016 !

The County of Hawai’i Elections Division invites you to preview all the voting options you have in addition to other pertinent information made available to you regarding this Election Season!  By using the side bars located in the left column of this page, you may now quickly access the following information:

Certificate of Voter Registration

Voter Registration

Walk-In Voting

Yellow Card

Your vote does count !   We welcome you to call our Elections Office in Hilo at 961-8277 if you require further assistance.

Election Dates


Voting In Hawai’i

“Voting is an essential part of our democratic process. By voting you choose the representatives who will make decisions which affect you, your family and your community. If you care about the future of Hawai‘i, register and VOTE!”
- Hawai‘i State Office of Elections

You may register to vote if you are:

  • a citizen of the United States of America;
  • a legal resident of Hawai‘i; and
  • at least 16 years of age  (Pre-registration at age of 16. You must be 18 years old by election day to vote.)

Notice to First Time Voters Who Register to Vote by Mail: 

If you are (1) Registering to vote for the first time in the State of Hawai‘i; and (2) are mailing in an Affidavit on Application for Voter Registration, federal law (United States Code: Title 42, 15483) requires you to provide proof of identification. Proof of identification includes a copy of:

  • A current and valid photo identification, or
  • A current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck or government document that shows your name and address.

If you do not provide the required proof of identification with an Affidavit on Application for Voter Registration, you will be required to do so at your polling place, or with your voted absentee mail-in ballot.



All documents are in PDF format. To view any of the documents you must have software that will read pdf files. To download Adobe Reader which is free, click on the Get Adobe Acrobat Reader link and follow the instructions. You may now register online: