The deadline to register to vote online in the Nov. 8 general election is Oct. 10 — that’s Monday by 4:30 p.m.

(Note: Effective this year, qualified Hawaii residents who are not registered may go in-person to any early walk in voting location within their county to register and vote. That’s Oct. 25 through Nov. 5.)

The state Office of Elections and county clerks will be holding drive-thru voter registration events at various locations statewide.

Folks can visit a designated location to register or update their voter registration from the convenience of their vehicle, says state officials.

And voters also have a chance to drop-off completed voter registration forms at the same locations.

To be eligible to register to vote, you must be a U.S. citizen, a Hawaii resident and at least 18 years of age.

Young guy plays video games as his mom votes at Central Middle School on August 9, 2014

Waiting for mom to vote at Central Middle School.

Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Here’s the drive-thru voter-registration locations:

Hawaii Island:

  • Dates: Oct. 7 and 10
  • Hours: 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Location: Bayfront (Hilo)
  • Kmart (Kona)
  • Malama Market (Pahoa)                                    


  • Dates: Oct. 10
  • Hours: 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Location: Baldwin High School Auditorium


  • Dates: Oct. 10
  • Hours: 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Location: Office of County Clerk, Elections Division


  • Dates: Oct. 10
  • Hours: 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Location: Hawaii State Capitol

Wikiwiki Voter Registration Forms are also available at the following locations:

  • U.S. post offices
  • public libraries
  • Yellow Pages
  • Office of Elections website
  • city and county clerks’ offices
  • most state agencies

Completed voter registration forms must be submitted to a county clerk’s office by 4:30 p.m. on Monday.

Mailed applications must be postmarked to by Saturday, since the USPS will be closed on Monday in observance of Columbus Day / Discovers’ Day / Indigenous Peoples Day.

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