The Democratic Party of Hawaii on Friday canceled plans for walk-in voting for the party-run presidential primary on April 4 due to COVID-19.
Instead, the party will add another round of mailed ballots “which will allow all those who are registered to vote and enrolled” in the party by that date to vote.
Update:The mailing deadline and the actual day to announce the voting results are being worked out by the party, its contractor and the Democratic National Committee.
“While we regret the need to cancel the walk-in voting locations, health and safety comes first during this challenging time,” said Democratic Party of Hawaii Interim Chair Kate Stanley via press release. “This third round of mail ballots will accommodate those who were planning to vote on election day by giving them the opportunity to vote by mail.
Voting at Manoa Elementary School cafeteria in the March 2016 presidential primary for Democrats. This year the primary is being conducted solely by mail.
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Stanley added, “However, we encourage everyone with a ballot now to mail it back as soon as possible in case there are further disruptions.”
Individuals must be registered voters with the state and members of the Democratic Party of Hawaii, and be 18-years-old by the general election on Nov. 3.