2020 Mail-in Voting for State Run Elections

In 2020 the state of Hawai‘i switched to all mail-in voting for the Primary and General Election. Voters will no longer vote at traditional polling places. For early walk-in voting and General Election Day there will be Voter Service Centers. Here is the information for the mail-in voting process, how to register to vote and voter’s rights to be able to vote. 2020 Election Proclamation from the Office of Elections

2020 General Election Dates

All ballots MUST be received by their County Clerk no later than 7:00 PM on these dates to have their vote counted.
  • General Election: Tuesday, November 3, 2020
If a voter still has their ballot in their possession they NEED to drop off their completed ballot at a Voter Service Center or Places of Deposit, listed below.
If a voter is voting in-person at a Voter Service Center and they are in line by 7:00 pm on Election Day they will be able to vote.

Voter Registration Deadline 

Anyone that needs to register to vote needs to visit a Voter Service Center listed below.

Return Completed Ballot Deadline

  • General Election: Tuesday, November 3, 2020 by 7:00 PM
If a voter still has their ballot in their possession they need to physically drop off their ballot at a Voter Service Center or Places of Deposit (Ballot Drop Box) listed below.

Voter Service Centers Dates, Hours & Locations

Voter Service Centers will allow for drop off complete ballots, in-person voting, and same-day voter registration. The voter is required to vote at the time they register if they are taking advantage of same-day voter registration.


  • General: October 20, 2020 through Election Day, November 3, 2020


  • Monday thru Saturday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Excluding Sundays)
  • November 3 - Election Day  7:00 am – 7:00 pm

Kaua'i County location

  • Piikoi Building Conference Room A / B - 4444 Rice Street, Līhu'e, Hawai'i 96766 (UPDATED)

City & County of Honolulu locations

  • Honolulu Hale - 530 S. King St. Honolulu 96813
  • Kapolei Hale - 1000 Uluohia St. Kapolei 96707

Mau'i County locations

  • Maui: Velma McWayne Santos Community Center - 395 Waena Place, Wailuku, HI 96793
  • Molokai: Mitchell Pauole Community Center -90 Ainoa Street, Kaunakakai, HI 96748
  • Lāna‘i: Lāna‘i Council District Office Lāna‘i Community Center - 8th Street, Lāna‘i City, HI 96763 (moved to this location due to the COVID-19 outbreak)

Hawai'i County locations

  • County of Hawaii Aupuni Center Conference Room - 101 Pauahi Street, #1 Hilo, HI 96720 (UPDATED)
  • West Hawai'i Civic Center - 74-5044 Ane Keohokālole Highway Building B, 2nd Floor, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740

Places of Deposit (Ballot Drop Box) Dates, Hours & Locations

Places of deposit are established for voters to drop off their voted (completed) mail ballot packet ONLY to be collected by the County Elections Division.

  • General: Open 24 hours a day opening varies by County through 7:00 p.m. on Nov 3, 2020 (except for City & County of Honolulu and as noted)

Kaua'i County hours & locations

  • General: Open 24 hours a day from October 12, 2020 through 7:00 p.m. on Nov 3, 2020
  1. Hanalei Fire Station 5-4390 Kuhio Highway Hanalei, HI 96714
  2. Hanapepe Fire Station 1-3787 Kaumualii Highway Hanapepe, HI 96716
  3. Kalaheo Fire Station 2-2480 Kaumualii Highway Kalaheo, HI 96741
  4. Kapaa Fire Station 4-757 Kuhio Highway Kapaa, HI 96746
  5. Elections Division Office of the County Clerk 4386 Rice Street, Room 101 Lihue, HI 96766
  6. Hanalei Neighborhood Center - 5-5358 Kuhio Highway, Hanalei, 96714
  7. Kilauea Neighborhood Center - 2460 Keneke Street, Kilauea, 96754
  8. Koloa Neighborhood Center - 3461 Weliweli Road, Koloa, 96756
  9. Waimea Neighborhood Center - 4556 Makeke Road, Waimea, 96796

Elections Division - Office of the County Clerk 4386 Rice Street, Room 101, Lihue, HI 96766

October 12, 2020 through November 2, 2020
Monday through Friday
7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

November 3, 2020
7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Piikoi Building - Conference Room A / B 4444 Rice Street, Lihue, HI 96766

October 20, 2020 through November 2, 2020
Monday through Saturday
8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

November 3, 2020
7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

City & County of Honolulu hours & locations

  • General: Open daily in accordance with park hours from October 16, 2020 through 7:00 p.m. on November 3, 2020
  1. Bill Balfour Jr. Waipahu District Park - 94-230 Paiwa Street, Waipahu, HI 96797
  2. Hawai'i Kai Park and Ride 240 Keahole Street, Honolulu, HI 96825
  3. Kahuku District Park 56-170 Pualalea Street Kahuku, HI 96731
  4. Kailua District Park - 21 South Kainalu Drive, Kailua, HI 96734
  5. Kalihi Valley District Park - 1911 Kamehameha IV Road, Honolulu, HI 96819
  6. Kaneohe District Park 45-660 Keaahala Road Kaneohe, HI 96744
  7. Kanewai Community Park - 2695 Dole Street Honolulu, Hawaii 96822
  8. Mililani Park and Ride 95-1101 Ukuwai Street Mililani, HI 96789
  9. Neal S. Blaisdell Park 98-319 Kamehameha Highway Aiea, HI 96701
  10. Waianae District Park 85-601 Farrington Highway Waianae, HI 96792

Mau'i County hours & locations

Mau'i Island

  • General: Open 24 hours a day from October 27, 2020 through 7:00 p.m. on Nov 3, 2020
  1. Haiku Community Center Hana Highway at Pilialoha Street Haiku, HI 96708
  2. Hana Fire Station 4655 Hana Highway Hana, HI 96713
  3. Kahului Fire Station 200 Dairy Road Kahului, HI 96732
  4. Kalana O Mau'i County Building 200 S. High Street Wailuku, HI 96793
  5. Kihei Fire Station 11 Waimahaihai Street Kihei, HI 96753
  6. Kula Fire Station 50 Calasa Road Kula, HI 96790
  7. Lahaina Civic Center 1840 Honoapiilani Highway Lahaina, HI 96761
  8. Makawao Fire Station 134 Makawao Avenue Makawao, HI 96768
  9. Napili Fire Station 4950 Hanawai Street Lahaina, HI 96761
  10. Paia Community Center 252 Hana Highway Paia, HI 96779
  11. Wailea Fire Station 300 Kilohana Drive Kihei, HI 96753

Island of Lāna‘i & Molokai

  • General: October 20, 2020 through November 2, 2020 Monday through Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. & November 3, 2020 from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  1. Lāna‘i Council District Office Lāna‘i Community Center - 8th Street, Lāna‘i City, HI 96763
  2. Mitchell Pauole Center Conference Room 90 Ainoa Street Kaunakakai, HI 96748
  3. Velma McWayne Santos Community Center 395 Waena Street Wailuku, HI 96793

Hawai'i County hours & locations

  • General: Open 24 hours a day from October 8, 2020 through 7:00 p.m. on Nov 3, 2020
  1. Hawai'i County Building 25 Aupuni Street Hilo, HI 96720
  2. Naalehu Police Station 95-5355 Mamalahoa Highway Naalehu, HI 96772
  3. Pahoa Police Station 15-2615 Keaau-Pahoa Road Pahoa, HI 96778
  4. Rodney Yano Hall 82-6156 Mamalahoa Highway Captain Cook, HI 96704
  5. Waimea Police Station 67-5185 Kamamalu Street Waimea, HI 96743
  6. West Hawai'i Civic Center 74-5044 Ane Keohokalole Highway, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740
  7. North Kohala Police Station - 54-3900 Akoni Pule Highway, Kapaau, HI 96755
  8. Laupahoehoe Police Station -  36-2285 Old Mamalahoa Highway, Laupahoehoe, 96764

Here is a short video on how to make sure your vote
is counted for the 2020 General Election.

Click here to watch a video about how to complete your ballot and voting in person.
Power Point Presentation: http://bit.ly/LGBT2020GenElection

How to Register to Vote

In-person ONLY: Visit a Voter Service Center listed above.

Know Your Rights to Vote

Military and Overseas Voters, including Hawai'i National Guard

The Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act (UOCAVA) created special provisions for absent uniformed services and overseas citizens to vote by mail in primary, general, and special elections; and to allow these individuals to use a federal write-in absentee ballot (FWAB) in the general election.
  • Members of the United States Uniformed Services and the merchant marines and their family members
  • United States citizens residing outside of the United States

The Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP) is a voting assistance program for service members and their families and overseas citizens.

Federal Voting Assistance Program
Phone: 800-438-VOTE (8683)
Email: vote@fvap.gov

There are two ways for National Guard members to obtain a ballot now:

(1) contact county elections office to obtain Alternative Form Ballot which will be emailed to the National Guard member and the National Guard member can then fill out and print and return to VSC / drop box and

(2) UOCAVA does cover National Guard members and can help people vote: https://www.fvap.gov/uploads/FVAP/States/hawaii.pdf.

Additional Questions? Contact your Clerk’s Office or contact your Unit Voting Assistance Officer listed below.

Voters in Care Facilities

To ensure the security and integrity of election related activities at care facilities, staff members are discouraged from participating directly with a voter in the process of registering and/or voting by mail. Staff may assist only upon receiving specific authorization from the resident (voter).

If a resident of a care facility requests voting assistance from care facility personnel, the following guidelines should be observed to protect the voter’s rights:

  • Reach out to family members to get them involved in the process of registration and voting.
  • Ensure that the resident meets all qualifications to register to vote.

Voter and Election Fraud

The following actions constitute election fraud:

  • A person who directly or indirectly offers to give valuable consideration and/or offer money to any voter to induce that voter to vote or refrain from voting for any particular person.
  • A person who directly or indirectly, personally or through another person, threatens, forces or intimidates a voter to refrain from voting, or to vote for any particular person or party at any election.
  • A person who votes or attempts to vote in the name of any other person, living or dead, or in some fictitious name.
  • A person who has already voted and knowingly attempts to vote again.
  • A person who knowingly gives or attempts to give more than one ballot for the same office at the time of voting.

Pursuant to Hawaii law, any person who knowingly furnishes false information on the voter registration application or absentee application may be guilty of a Class C Felony, punishable by up to 5 years imprisonment and/or$10,000 fine.

View printable Voters in Care Facilities FACTSHEET.

Voters Requiring Assistance

Any voter who requires assistance to vote by reason of physical, visual, hearing impairment, or inability to read or write, may be given assistance by a person of the voter’s choice, other than the voter’s employer, an agent of the voter’s employer, or officer or agent of the voter’s union.

At a Voter Service Center

Voter service centers offer the following services:

  • Direct Recording Electronic (DRE) Voting Machines – DRE voting machines ensure privacy and independence, and protect the right of voters with disabilities and voters with limited English proficiency. The DRE provide accessibility for individuals with disabilities, including nonvisual access for voters who are blind or visually impaired. It also provides language accessibility in Chinese and Ilocano pursuant to the Voting Rights Act.

Click here for a list of voter service center locations. 

Alternate Format Ballot

Alternate Format Ballots (AFB) are available to (1) voters with special needs; (2) covered voters under the Uniform Military and Overseas Voters Act; (3) voters who have not received their ballot package by the fifth day before the date of the election; and (4) voters who otherwise require a replacement ballot within five days of an election. The AFB will be electronically transmitted to voters who can vote the ballot using any compatible device. To request an AFB, please contact your County Elections Division.

Additional Services

A taped message with information about voting in Hawai'i is available at the Office of Elections and at the Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped.

Election information is available by contacting the Office of Elections, or by using the Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS) at 711.

Voters with a Felony Conviction

A person sentenced for a felony, from the time of the person’s sentence until the person’s final discharge, may not vote in an election, but if the person is placed on probation or the person is paroled after commitment to imprisonment, the person may vote during the period of the probation or parole.

For complete information, please refer to Hawaii State Constitution Article II, Section 2, and HRS §831-2.

View printable Impact of a Felony Conviction FACTSHEET.

2020 Democratic Candidates


*Indicates that both candidates in the race are members of the Democratic Party of Hawaiʻi

For President and Vice President:

Biden, Joseph R. and Harris, Kamala D.

For Congress:

District 1                  Case, Ed
District 2                  Kahele, Kaialiʻi (Kai)

For Mayor of Honolulu:

Amemiya, Keith

For OHA:

At-Large Trustee                    Souza, Keoni

Molokai Resident Trustee      Machado, Colette (Piipii)

Hawai'i Resident Trustee*      Lindsey, Keola
Hawai'i Resident Trustee*      Mangauil, Lanakila


For State Senate:

District 2                  San Buenaventura, Joy
District 5                  Keith-Agaran, Gil S. Coloma
District 9                  Chang, Stanley
District 16                Misalucha, Bennette
District 19                Cabanilla Arakawa, Rida
District 20                Gabbard, Mike
District 22                Dela Cruz, Donovan
District 25                Lee, Chris

For State House:

District 1                  Nakashima, Mark
District 2                  Todd, Christopher L.T.
District 3                  Onishi, Richard H.K.
District 4                  Ilagan, Greggor
District 5                  Kapela, Jeanne
District 9                  Woodson, Justin H.
District 10                Mckelvey, Angus L.K.
District 11                Wildberger, Tina M.L.
District 13                Decoite, Lynn P.
District 14                Nakamura, Nadine K.
District 15                Tokioka, James Kunane
District 16                Morikawa, Daynette (Dee)
District 17                Kogachi, Keith
District 18                Hashem, Mark Jun
District 19                Kobayashi, Bertrand (Bert)
District 20                Sayama, Jackson
District 22                Tam, Adrian
District 24                Belatti, Della Au
District 30                Ganaden, Ernesto M. (Sonny)
District 33                Kong, Sam Satoru
District 34                Takayama, Gregg
District 35                Takumi, Roy M.
District 36                La Chica, Trish
District 37                Yamane, Ryan I.
District 39                Cullen, Ty J.K.
District 40                Martinez, Rose
District 41                Lopresti, Matthew S. (Matt)
District 43                Eli, Stacelynn Kehaulani
District 44                Gates, Cedric Asuega
District 45                Chapman, Michael
District 47                Quinlan, Sean
District 49                Matayoshi, Scot
District 50                Branco, Patrick Pihana
District 51                Marten, Lisa


*Indicates that both candidates in the race are members of the Democratic Party of Hawaiʻi

For Hawaiʻi County Council

District 1*                Kimball, Heather L.
District 1*                Yagong, Dominic

District 5*                Kaneali’i-Kleinfelder, Matt
District 5*                Rodenhurst, Ikaika

For Honolulu City Council:

District III               Kiaʻāina, Esther

District VII*            Aki, Jacob
District VII*            Cordero, Radiant

District IX               Espero, Will

For Honolulu Prosecuting Attorney:

* Alm, Steve
* Kau, Megan

For Maui County Council

East Maui*       Carroll, Claire Kamalu
East Maui*       Sinenci, Shane

West Maui*      Nava, Rick
West Maui*      Paltin, Tamara Akiko Maile

Wailuku            Lee, Alice L.

Kahului             Kama, Tasha

South Maui      King, Kelly Takaya

Makawao         Molina, Mike

Upcountry       Sugimura, Yuki Lei Kashiwa

Lāna‘i*              De Jetley, Alberta
Lāna‘i*              Johnson, Gabe

Moloka'i*          Crivello, Stacy Helm
Moloka'i*          Rawlins-Fernandez, Keani

For Kaua'i County Council

Vote for up to seven candidates

Bulosan, Addison
Carvalho, Bernard, Jr.
Chock, Mason K.
Cowden, Felicia
Evslin, Luke A.
Kaneshiro, Arryl
Kuali'i, Kipukai L.P.
Simbre-Medeiros, Shirley R.
Waialeale Battad, Jade T.