All voters registered in Hawaiʻi will automatically receive their ballot in the mail approximately eighteen (18) days prior to the election. Ballots for the August 2022 primary election should arrive in mailboxes by July 26. There are election decisions at every level: federal, state, and county.
- One of Hawaii’s U.S. Senate seats is up this year along with both seats in the U.S. House of Representatives.
- At the state level, there are races for governor and lieutenant governor, all 51 in the state House of Representatives and 25 state Senate seats.
- The Office of Hawaiian Affairs is also a statewide race, and all registered voters may vote for all board of trustee candidates on the ballot. Six of the nine OHA seats are up this year: three at-large seats and one resident seat each for Oahu, Maui and Hawaii island.
- At the county level, four of the nine Honolulu City Council seats — Districts 2, 4, 6 and 8 — are up. There are races for Maui County mayor, Kauai County mayor and all county council seats in Maui, Kauai and Hawaii counties.
Be sure your voting information is up to date using the online voter registration system at https://elections.hawaii.gov/. Update your voter registration to make sure you receive your mail ballot.
Don’t have a Hawaii Driver License or Hawaii State ID? Call (808) 453-VOTE (8683) and get help.
To help you decide who to vote for:
For the primary election, you must select one political party preference and vote only for candidates within your selected preference. Votes for a candidate in another party will not be counted. However, everyone votes for all Office of Hawaiian Affairs and County contests.
- Use the State of Hawaii Office of Elections ‘View My Ballot’ tool to review the contests and candidates that will appear on your ballot.
- Hundreds of candidates have filed to run in the 2022 primaries. The Hawaii Civil Beat offers a resource guide to help you figure out who to vote for (including candidates that may not be on your ballot): Primary Election Ballot: Candidate Guide – Honolulu Civil Beat
The due date for primary ballots is August 13, 2022 by 7:00 PM.
- Where to drop off your ballot – map of locations for the 2022 Primary Election (arcgis.com)
- Where to drop off your ballot – interactive map (hawaii.gov)
Voters can still vote in person, if they choose. Use the links above to find voter service centers and places of deposit around the state. There are locations for accessible in-person voting, same-day voter registration, and collection of voted ballots. The voting service centers will be open from August 3rd (10 days before the primary until 7 p.m. on election day, August 13.
The General Election is November 8, 2022. Ballots for the November 2022 General Election should arrive in mailboxes by October 21, 2022