Voter Registration

The 1998 Higher Education Act mandates that all colleges and universities in the country make a good faith effort to distribute voter registration information to all students attending their institutions who are eligible to vote. The ability to vote in national, state, and local elections is both a privilege and a responsibility. As the primary and general election season approaches in Hawai’i, if you haven’t already, you are encouraged to register to vote.

We hope that you will find this information useful. 

Note the following guidelines for registering to vote in Hawai’i:

  • You must be a United States citizen.
  • Be 18 to Vote.
  • Be a resident of the State of Hawai’i.
  • If you have a valid Hawai’i Driver License or Hawai’i State ID card, you may register to vote online.
  • To register by mail or if this is your first-time, complete the Hawai’i Voter Registration Application (PDF), and submit it in-person to your County Elections Division.
  • Proof of residency (i.e.: current utility bill, bank statement, paycheck that shows your name and address) is needed to vote.
  • If your address information has changed, you may update your existing voter registration online.
  • Forms and instructions for registering and further information about election dates are available from the State of Hawai’i, Office of Elections website.
  • All registered voters will automatically be sent a ballot at their mailing address associated with their voter registration.

Students who wish to register to vote in their home state may find other websites useful, such the United States Election Assistance Commission website. This site is hosted by a third-party and the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa cannot guarantee the accuracy of its information.

If you have any questions, you may call the Office of Elections at 808.453.VOTE (8683) or email them at