Ahead of the 2022 General Election on Nov. 8, the Hawai‘i Office of Elections has a few key reminders for Hawai‘i’s kūpuna voters.

Hawai‘i is a vote-by-mail state. As a registered voter, your General Election ballot will conveniently arrive in your mailbox. Gone are the days of carving out time to vote at your assigned polling place. Hawai‘i voters are automatically mailed a ballot for every election.

Check that your voter registration is current. Visit elections.hawaii.gov or call 808-453-VOTE (8683) to verify that your voter registration is accurate. By law, ballots cannot be forwarded through the mail, so if you have moved or changed your mailing address, you must update your voter registration. This can be done online or by submitting a paper Voter  Registration Application.

Vote your ballot. You can expect to receive your ballot by Oct. 21 for the General Election. Read the instructions, mark your ballot with a blue or black pen, seal it in your return envelope and sign the envelope.

Sign your ballot return envelope. The return envelope must be signed for the ballot to be counted. The signature on your return envelope is compared to the signature on your voter registration record. If the signature matches, your ballot is accepted and recorded to ensure only one ballot is counted for you.

Your ballot must be received by 7pm, Nov. 8. Voted ballots can be returned by mail or dropped off at a voter service center or ballot drop box within your county. Visit elections.hawaii.gov for location details. Ballots received after the deadline cannot be counted.

Sign up for ballot alerts. Avoid missing the ballot return deadline by signing up for free ballot alerts. Visit  hawaii.ballottrax.net or call 808-453-VOTE (8683) for assistance with enrolling. Choose to receive text, email and voice alerts for when your ballot is on its way, and reminders to return your ballot as the deadline approaches.

Assistance is available. If you’re in need of assistance with casting your ballot, consider the following accessible options:

1) Visit a voter service center to cast your vote using accessible voting equipment.
2) Request an electronic ballot and mark your ballot using your personal compatible device. Visit elections.hawaii.gov to learn more about accessible voting.

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