Events / Dates

2016 Election Dates and Deadlines

Candidate Filing for the Primary Election. February 1, 2016
File petition to form political party,party rules, and officers with Office of Elections February 25, 2016
Submit names of precinct officials to the Chief Election Officer April 8, 2016
Candidate Filing for the Primary Election. June 7, 2016
Primary: Submit request to withdraw from Primary Election for any reason to office of Elections or City/County Clerk. June 8, 2016
Primary: Mail Primary Election absentee ballots to overseas voters June 29, 2016
Primary: Last day to register to vote for the Primary Election with City/County Clerk July 14, 2016
Voter Registration Deadline – Primary Election Voter registration application must be postmarked by deadline date July 14, 2016
First day for Early Walk-In Voting August 1, 2016
Last Day to Submit Absentee Mail Application – Primary Election.Absentee application must be received by 4:30pm at your County Clerk’s Office August 6, 2016
Last day for Early Walk-In Voting August 11, 2016

 

General: Submit request to withdraw from General Election for reasons of ill health to Office of Elections or City/County Clerk. September 19, 2016
General: Mail General Election absentee ballots to overseas voters September 23, 2016
Voter Registration Deadline – General Election Voter registration application must be postmarked by deadline date October 10, 2016
First day for Early Walk-In Voting – General Election Locations TBD. Dates subject to change. October 25, 2016
Last Day to Submit Absentee Mail Application – General Election. Absentee application must be received by 4:30pm at your County Clerk\’s Office November 1, 2016
Last day for Early Walk-In Voting – General Election November 5, 2016
Absentee Ballot Return Deadline November 8, 2016

 

  • Republican Party Caucus
March 8, 2016
  • Democratic Party Caucus
March 26, 2016
  • Hilo Mayoral Election
    Current Mayor: William P. Kenoi – Population (186,738)
  • Honolulu Mayoral Election
    Current Mayor: Kirk Caldwell – Population (337,256)
November 8, 2016

Voting In Hawai’i

“Voting is an essential part of our democratic process. By voting you choose the representatives who will make decisions which affect you, your family and your community. If you care about the future of Hawai‘i, register and VOTE!”

-Hawai‘i State Office of Elections

You may register to vote if you are:

  • a citizen of the United States of America;
  • a legal resident of Hawai‘i; and
  • at least 16 years of age  (Pre-registration at age of 16. You must be 18 years old by election day to vote.)

Notice to First Time Voters Who Register to Vote by Mail:

If you are (1) Registering to vote for the first time in the State of Hawai‘i; and (2) are mailing in an Affidavit on Application for Voter Registration, federal law (United States Code: Title 42, 15483) requires you to provide proof of identification. Proof of identification includes a copy of:

  • A current and valid photo identification, or
  • A current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck or government document that shows your name and address.

If you do not provide the required proof of identification with an Affidavit on Application for Voter Registration, you will be required to do so at your polling place, or with your voted absentee mail-in ballot.

More election dates: http://www.realclearpolitics.com/elections/election_dates/