Six Reminders for the Hawaii Primary Election

Posted on: May 21, 2024 | Category: Community

Ahead of the 2024 Primary Election on August 10, the State’s Office of Elections have a few key reminders for Hawaii voters.

  1. Hawaii is a vote-by-mail state. Your Primary Election ballot will arrive by mail. Registered Hawaii voters automatically receive a mail ballot for every election.
  2. Check that your voter registration is current. Visit the State’s Office of Elections website or call (808) 453-VOTE (8683) to verify that your voter registration is accurate. If you have moved or changed your mailing address, you must update your voter registration to ensure that your mail ballot is sent to your current address. Conveniently update online or by submitting a Voter Registration Application. Voter Registration Applications are also available at post offices or libraries.
  3. Sign up for ballot notifications. Be able to track when your ballot has been mailed and when it’s been received through ballot notifications. Sign up to receive alerts by text, email, or a phone message at the Office of Election’s website.
  4. Sign your ballot return envelope. You can expect to receive your ballot packet by July 23 for the Primary Election. Before your ballot arrives, review statements from the candidates at You must sign the return envelope for your ballot to be counted.
  5. Your ballot must be received by 7:00 p.m. on August 10. Voted ballots can be returned by mail or dropped off at a ballot drop box. Visit the Office of Election’s website for location details. Ballots received after the deadline cannot be counted.
  6. Assistance is available. In need of assistance?  Consider the following accessible options: 1) Visit a voter service center to vote using accessible voting equipment, or 2) Request an electronic ballot and mark your ballot using your personal compatible device. Visit the Office of Elections website to learn more about accessible voting.

In State holiday observance of King Kamehameha I Day, all public libraries will be closed on Tuesday, June 11, 2024.

In observance of the Independence Day holiday, all public libraries will be closed on Thursday, July 4, 2024.