By: D. Kennedy
As we get closer and closer to this year’s election season, it’s time to register to vote or confirm your voter registration for the general election. Hawaii voters will be automatically receiving their ballots in the mail.
Chief Election Officer Scott Nago says it is critical to check that your information is correct because it cannot be forwarded to a different address. Hawaii voters had until October 5 to register so that their ballot will be mailed to them for the upcoming election. To register to vote in Hawaii, you must be a U.S Citizen, Hawaii resident, and at least 18 years of age. Registering or updating any information can be done online, by mail, or in person.
Hawaii residents who have missed the October 5 deadline can still register at a voter service center in their County from October 20-November 3. Voter service centers are listed online at the State of Hawaii Office of Elections website.
Election officials also recommend you return your completed ballot no later than October 27, either by mailing it, dropping it off at a USPS location, at a ballot drop box, or a voting service center. It is your time to choose the two U.S House seats, seats on the Office of Hawaiian Affairs board and county councils, the mayors of Hawaii island and the City and County of Honolulu, and the Honolulu prosecutor.
Hawaii has seen how shutting down tourism has affected nearly every sector of our economy. Having a specific plan in reopening the visitor industry is crucial for maximum success.