Ensure Sure Your Vote Is Counted: 2020 Primary Election
DPH GOTV 2020
As Congressman John Lewis, civil rights pioneer & voter rights advocate, is laid to rest today we want to honor his memory by ensuring everyone has all the information that they need to ensure their vote is counted in the 2020 State of Hawai’i Primary Election.
Here are the deadlines to vote by mail for ALL registered voters:
- Saturday, August 1, 2020 to request a REPLACEMENT ballot mailed to you. Any registered voter can request a replacement ballot if you have not received your ballot, made a mistake, or misplaced your ballot. (You will have to drop off your completed ballot at a Place of Deposit or Voter Service Center)
- Monday, August 3, 2020 mail your complete ballot (see instructions below) in to ensure your ballot is received by your County Clerk by the 7:00 pm deadline on August 8, 2020.
- By Saturday, August 8, 2020 at 7:00 pm your ballot must be received either via mail or dropped off at a Place of Deposit or Voter Service Center.
Here is a webinar that should answer most questions about voting in the State of Hawaii’s Primary Election – Click here to watch.
DPH GOTV 2020 RemindersIf you have already voted by mail or are planning to take advantage of the vote by mail for the 2020 State of Hawaii Primary Election we have a couple of reminders for you (above and beyond a previous email, which is post at bottom of this email):
- After mailing in your ballot check your ballot’s status by click here.
- IF YOU MAKE A MISTAKE DO NOT USE WHITEOUT, as that will spoil your ballot. You can request a new ballot by contacting your County Clerks Office Election Division.
- Hawaii County: 961-8277
- Maui County: 270-7749
- Kauai County: 241-4800
- City & County of Honolulu: 768-3800 or on-line by clicking here
- The DEADLINE to request to have a replacement ballot mailed to you is August 1, 2020. After August 1, 2020 you will have to go to a Voter Service Center (listed below) to vote.
- Mail in your ballot as soon as possible – if you still have your ballot in your possession on Monday, August, 3, 2020 you will want to drop it off at a Voter Service Center or a Place of Deposit.
REMINDER: If you do not want to vote by mail you can still vote in person at Voter Service Center (listed below).
Please share this information with your friends, family, neighbors and co-workers so they can ensure that their votes are counted too.
Mahalo for your continued support!
Democratic Party of Hawai’i
VOTING BY MAIL
When you get your ballot and you are ready to vote you will want to grab a black or blue pen then:1. First fill in space next to “Democratic Party (D)” to be able to vote in the Democratic Primary;
2. Then vote for the partisan races, making sure to stay in “Democratic Party (D)” section;
3. Flip your ballot over and vote in the non-partisan races;
4. Place your completed ballot in the “Privacy” sleeve provided.
5. Then place it in the return envelope, sealing it and SIGN IT
6. Finally you can place your completed ballot in the mail OR
6a. You can drop your ballot off at a Voter Service Center or
6b. You can drop your ballot off at a Places of Deposit
IF YOU MAKE A MISTAKE DO NOT USE WHITEOUT, as that will spoil your ballot. You can request a new ballot by contacting your County Clerks Office Election Division.
- Hawaii: 961-8277
- Maui: 270-7749
- Kauai: 241-4800
- Honolulu: 768-3800 or on-line by clicking here
Please note there is no postage required to vote by mail in the state of Hawai’i. If you still have your ballot in your possession on Monday, August, 3, 2020 you will want to drop it off at a a Place of Deposit or Voter Service Center.
Click here for more voter information
- Primary Election: Saturday, August 8, 2020
Voter Service CentersVoter Service Centers are available for:
- Early walk-in voting,
- Dropping off a voted ballot, as well as
- Same-day voter registration.
Dates & Hours of Operation:
July 27, 2020 – August 7, 2020
Monday through Saturday, excluding Sundays
8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Saturday, August 8, 2020 (Election Day) from 7:00 am – 7:00 pm
Kaua’i County location
- Piikoi Building Conference Room A / B – 4444 Rice Street, Līhu’e, Hawai’i 96766 (UPDATED)
City & County of Honolulu locations
- Honolulu Hale – 530 S. King St. Honolulu 96813
- Kapolei Hale – 1000 Uluohia St. Kapolei 96707
Mau’i County locations
- Maui: Velma McWayne Santos Community Center – 395 Waena Place, Wailuku, HI 96793
- Molokai: Mitchell Pauole Community Center -90 Ainoa Street, Kaunakakai, HI 96748
- Lanai: Lanai Police Station Conference Room – 855 Fraser Ave., Lanai City, HI 96763
Hawai’i County locations
- County of Hawaii Aupuni Center Conference Room – 101 Pauahi Street, #1 Hilo, HI 96720
- West Hawai’i Civic Center – 74-5044 Ane Keohokālole Highway Building B, 2nd Floor, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740
NOTICE: The Party has been alerted that a few voters (small section of Hawaii County only at this time) have had their completed ballots mailed back to them. It appears that there was an issue with the USPS sorting machine. If this happens to you or someone you know here are your choices:
- Take your completed ballot package and drop it off at a Voter Service Center (which are scheduled to open Monday, July 27) or a Place of Deposit; or
- Find a large enough envelope for your completed ballot without having to fold it, write the address that appears on the return envelope, seal the envelope, place the appropriate postage and mail.