FACTSHEET

PERMANENT ABSENTEE VOTING

 

WHAT IS PERMANENT ABSENTEE VOTING?

 

Permanent absentee voting allows registered voters to receive their ballots by mail permanently for future elections.  As a permanent vote by mail voter, you will no longer have to apply for future elections. A ballot will automatically be mailed to you for each election in which you are eligible to vote.

 

HOW DO I REQUEST TO VOTE BY PERMANENT ABSENTEE BALLOT?

 

  1. You must be a registered voter in order to receive your absentee ballots permanently.

 

  1. Applications for Permanent Absentee Ballots (known as the Wikiwiki Voter Registration & Permanent Absentee form) are available at the following locations:

 

·         City/County Clerk’s Offices

·         Hawaii State Libraries

·         Office of Election’s website: www.hawaii.gov/elections

·         Satellite City Halls

·         U.S. Post Offices

 

  1. Submit your completed application directly to the Office of your City/County Clerk no later than 7 days before the election.

 

Permanent Absentee Applications will be accepted until:

 

2014 Primary Election:      Saturday, August 2, 2014

2014 General Election:      Tuesday, October 28, 2014

 

IMPORTANT – YOUR PERMANENT ABSENTEE VOTER STATUS WILL BE TERMINATED IF YOU:

 

  1. Fail to return a voter ballot by 6:00 p.m. election day in both the primary and general election.

 

  1. Register to vote in another jurisdiction.

 

 

 

 

  1. Fail to keep your voter registration updated (current name, address) and your election mail is returned to the clerk as undeliverable for any reason.

 

  1. Request in writing that your permanent status be terminated.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This Factsheet is intended for informational purposes only and should not be used as an authority on the Hawaii election law and deadlines.  Requirements and/or deadlines may change pending changes in legislation.  Consult the Hawaii Revised Statutes and other sources for more detailed and accurate requirements.

 

Office of Elections
802 Lehua Avenue
Pearl City, Hawaii 96782
Phone: 808-453-VOTE(8683)
Neighbor Island Toll Free: 1-800-442-VOTE(8683)

TTY:  808-453-6150

Internet: www.hawaii.gov/elections

 

 

Office of Elections – FSVS507D

Rev. 02/28/13