Thursday is the deadline for people to register to vote and receive a mail ballot for this year’s primary election.

For the first time, Hawaii will be conducting an election entirely by mail. That means no traditional polling places will be open on Election Day, Aug. 8. Instead, voters who are registered by the deadline Thursday will get their ballots in the mail starting July 21.

Applications to register as a voter are available online at the Office of Elections website.

The deadline to register to vote is Thursday. Chad Blair/Civil Beat

Ballots can be turned in anytime between July 21 and 7 p.m. Aug. 8. Elections officials are asking voters to mail their ballots by Aug. 3.

The state elections office also put together a map of secured deposit box locations where ballots can be dropped off until 7 p.m. on Election Day.

Ballots can also be dropped off at several voter service centers around the state. Those centers all open July 27, and anyone who isn’t registered by then can still register in-person until Election Day.

Voters can also cast ballots in-person at those centers if they choose not to mail a ballot.

County of Hawaii Voter Service Centers
County of Hawaii Aupuni Center
Conference Room
101 Pauahi Street, #1
Hilo, HI 96720
West Hawaii Civic Center
Community Room Building G
74-5044 Ane Keohokalole Highway
Kailua-Kona, HI 96740
County of Maui Voter Service Centers
Lanai Police Station
Conference Room
855 Fraser Avenue
Lanai City, HI 96763
Mitchell Pauole Center
Conference Room
90 Ainoa Street
Kaunakakai, HI 96748
Velma McWayne Santos Community Center 395 Waena Street
Wailuku, HI 96793
County of Kauai Voter Service Center
Piikoi Building
Conference Room A / B
4444 Rice Street
Lihue, HI 96766
City and County of Honolulu Voter Service Centers
Honolulu Hale 530 South King Street
Honolulu, HI 96813
Kapolei Hale 1000 Uluohia Street
Kapolei, HI 96707

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