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Where is Hawaii’s 1st Congressional District? How do I know what district I’m in?

  • Hawaii’s 1st Congressional District is located on the island of Oahu, and includes all of urban Honolulu, and extends from Ewa Beach to Mililani to Hawaii Kai. The seat is currently held by Democratic Representative Colleen Hanabusa, who is vacating the seat to run for Governor of Hawaii.

What is the Democratic primary on Saturday, August 11, 2018? How do I vote for Kaniela in the Democratic primary?

  • Kaniela is running to represent Hawaii’s 1st Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives as a Democrat. All registered voters (or register same-day) in Hawaii’s 1st Congressional District can vote for Kaniela Ing on August 11, 2018, or before August 11 through mail-in and early walk-in voting.
  • Voters are not required to declare a political party preference prior to voting. To vote in the primary, voters must select candidates from one party of their choice.

How do I register to vote in Hawaii? When is the deadline to register if I want to vote in the 2018 Democratic primary?

  • You can register and vote at an Early Walk-in Voting location or on Primary Election day. Honolulu Hale and Kapolei Hale are the two Early Walk-in locations for Oahu.  Early voting will continue until August 9th.  You can also same-day register and vote at your polling location on Primary Day, August 11.
  • Kaniela Ing is proud to have written and successfully passed this critical piece of voting reform.

How do I find out where to vote on August 11, Primary Day?

  • Locate your polling location at the Office of Elections website. You can also call (808) 453-8683 to find your polling location. On August 11th, polls are open from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm.

Do I need to bring anything with me when I go to my polling place?

  • If you are already registered to vote, you do not need to have ID. You will be required to provide physical identification to register to vote. The following are acceptable forms of ID: Passport, Hawaii Driver License, Hawaii State ID, Military ID, or current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other government issued document showing name and address.
  • If you do not have an ID, you can still register to vote. You will have to complete an affidavit with the last 4 digits of your SSN. If you  have an ID, no affidavit is needed.

When does early voting start, and where can I find out where to vote early?

  • Early walk-in voting begins July 30 through August 9. You can find early voting locations at this page at the Office of Elections website. There are two locations for early voting on the island of Oahu: Honolulu Hale at 530 South King Street in urban Honolulu, and Kapolei Hale, Conference Rooms A - C, at 1000 Uluohia Stree‍‍‍t in Kapolei. These Early Walk-in Voting Locations are open Monday through Saturday, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm.

What is an absentee ballot? Where can I request an a‍‍‍bsentee  ballot?

  • Absentee ballot allows you to vote by mail. You can request an absentee ballot at the Office of Elections website. If you wish to request an absentee ballot, the request must be received by the Clerk’s Office by August 4.

What if I am a college student?

  • If you are from another state and attending school in Hawaii, you can still become a voter in Hawaii. You can print and mail your voter registration form.
  • If you are a Hawaii resident and attending school in another state or abroad, and wish to vote in the Democratic primary in Hawaii, you can request an absentee ballot to be sent to your college address by completing an Absentee Application.

Am I entitled to time off for voting?

  • According to the Office of Elections website: “Voters are entitled to a maximum of two (2) consecutive hours off from work, excluding lunch or rest periods, in order to vote. Voters shall not be subject to any penalty, rescheduling of normal hours, or deductions from salary or wages because of such absence.”

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