VRM in the States: Hawaii

February 1, 2017

Advances in Voter Registration Modernization

  • Online Voter Registration: Hawaii launched online voter registration through the Office of Elections in 2015. Eligible citizens with a state driver’s license or non-driver ID can use the system to register to vote and update their registration information.
  • Same Day Registration: Hawaii implemented limited same day registration in 2016. Voters can register and vote on the same day during the in-person early voting period, though they cannot do so on Election Day. Hawaii will implement Election Day registration in 2018.
  • Portability: Registered voters who move within the state without updating their registration can, on Election Day, fill out a change of address form at their new polling place and cast a regular ballot.