2022 GENERAL ELECTION VOTER SERVICE CENTER OPEN (10/25/2022)
The Voter Service Center in the basement of the Historic County Annex Building located at 4386 Rice Street in Lihue is now open.
Monday through Saturday (closed Sunday)
October 25 to November 7, 2022
8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
November 8, 2022 - GENERAL ELECTION DAY
7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
NOTICE OF BALLOT MAILING - 2022 GENERAL ELECTION (10/19/2022)
The initial mailing of ballots for the 2022 General Election will be on Wed, 10/19/2022. To view the official Proclamation, please click here: PROCLAMATION Ballot Mailing GENERAL ELECTION
SUPPLEMENTAL ELECTION PROCLAMATION (10/06/2022)
Ballot drop boxes will be deployed on Friday, 10/21/2022. To view the official supplemental Proclamation, please click here: SUPPLEMENTAL PROCLAMATION Drop Box Deployment
NOTICE OF BALLOT MAILING - 2022 PRIMARY ELECTION (07/15/2022)
The initial mailing of ballots for the 2022 Primary Election will be on Friday, 07/22/2022. To view the official Proclamation, please click here: PROCLAMATION 2022 Primary Election Ballot Mailing
RE-MAILING OF 2022 ELECTION NOTIFICATION POSTCARDS (04/11/2022)
Due to an error by the County's mailing vendor the Elections Division has confirmed that some Kaua‘i voters were mailed the wrong Election Notification postcard. To correct this error, the mailing vendor will absorb all costs to re-mail 2022 Election Notification postcards to every registered voter - no taxpayer funds will be used to re-mail the postcards. Postcards will mailed later this week and should begin arriving early next week.
The Elections Division wishes to thank the voters of Kaua‘i for their patience and understanding as we work to resolve this issue.
2022 ELECTION NOTIFICATION MAILING (04/06/2022)
2022 Election Notification postcards were mailed today and should begin arriving in the next several days. Voters who do not receive a notification by Monday, April 25, 2022, should contact the Elections Division at (808) 241-4800.
Voters who were registered on or before March 28, 2022 were included in this mailing. Voters who registered after March 28th will be included in an upcoming mailing.
CANDIDATE FILING (03/01/2022)
Candidate filing is now open for the following offices:
- U.S. Senate
- Lieutenant Governor
- OHA Trustee, At-Large
The Hawai‘i State Supreme Court has temporarily suspended candidate filing for the offices of U.S. Representative, State Senate, and State Representative contests pending the resolution of a challenge of the 2021 State Reapportionment Plan.
WHAT VOTERS NEED TO KNOW ABOUT VOTING BY MAIL (5/8/2020)
Keep Your Voter Registration Record Up to Date: Ballots are mailed to the voter's mailing address associated with their voter registration record. Voters who have moved, changed their name or mailing address, must update their voter registration. Voters may check online or call the Elections Division at (808) 241-4800 to confirm that their voter registration is current.
Not yet registered? Register online or complete a Voter Registration Application and submit it to:
Office of the County Clerk
4386 Rice Street
Līhu‘e, Hawai‘i 96766
Please click here to learn more about voter registration.
Receiving Your Ballot: All properly registered voters will receive a mail ballot packet approximately 18 days prior to the election.
The mail ballot packet contains:
- A ballot
- A secret ballot sleeve
- A postage-paid return ballot envelope
- Voting instructions
If you do not receive your mail ballot packet, contact the Elections Division at (808) 241-4800 or via email at email@example.com.
Voting Your Ballot: Follow these tips to ensure that your vote counts.
- Before voting, review the instructions, contests, and candidates on both sides of the ballot. Please click here to learn more about Hawai‘i elections.
- A properly marked ballot counts 100% of the time. When marking the ballot, completely fill in the box to the left of your choice with a black or blue pen.
- Voters have the right to spoil their ballot. If you change your mind or make an error, contact the Elections Division at (808) 241-4800 for a replacement ballot.
Preparing Your Ballot for Return: After voting your ballot, re-fold it and seal it in the secret ballot sleeve. The secret ballot sleeve ensures your right to secrecy as the ballots are opened and prepared for counting. Place the secret ballot sleeve in the postage-paid return envelope. Read the affirmation statement and sign the return envelope before returning it to the Elections Division. Voters must sign the return envelope for the ballot to be counted.
Returning Your Ballot: Voters may return their ballot by mail or in-person at a designated place of deposit. Voted ballots must be received by the Elections Division by 7:00 p.m. on Election Day.
- By mail: Voters should mail their voted ballot 2-3 days before the election to ensure that the Elections Division receives it by the deadline.
- Voter Service Center: Voters may visit the Voter Service Center to drop off their voted ballot.
- Elections Division: Voters may hand-deliver their voted ballot directly to the Elections Division.
- Ballot Drop Box: Voters may hand-deliver and deposit their voted ballot in ballot drop boxes. Ballot drop box locations will be announced later.
Processing Your Ballot: Upon receipt of your return envelope, the Elections Division conducts a signature validation. After your signature is validated your ballot will be forwarded to State Election Officials to be counted.
Voter Service Centers: For voters who prefer to cast a ballot in-person, a Voter Service Center will be established in the basement of the Historic County Annex building located at 4386 Rice Street in Līhu‘e. The Voter Service Center will be open 10 days prior to each election, and also offer accessible voting options and same day voter registration and voting services.
Voter Service Center
Historic County Annex Building - Basement
4386 Rice Street
Līhu‘e, Hawai‘i 96766