Voter Information


What you need to know:

Primary Election Saturday, August 8 will decide:

  • County nonpartisan races for Mayor, Prosecutor, Council Members provided a candidate receives 50% + 1 of the votes cast in that race. If no candidate has a majority of the votes, the two candidates with the most votes advance to the General Election on November 3, 2020.
  • The political party (Democrat, Republican, etc.) nominee for the State and Federal offices including State House, State Senate, U.S. House, U.S. Senate. You need to decide which party election you will vote in as you can’t vote on multiple party ballots in the Primary Election.

Deadline to register to for the Primary Election is July 9**

** Absentee application deadline is August 1st. Be sure toupdate your mailing address and signature card with Office of Elections preferably by July 9th.  Mailed ballots cannot be forwarded.  If your signature has changed, be sure to request and submit a new signature card. To update your registration or complete a new voter registration contact the Office of Elections at 961-8277 or access the voter registration site online at the link below (need your license ID# and SS#):

Voter Registration Site

You may now register and vote the same day although you will need to visit one of only two Voting Service Centers located in Hilo & Kona from July 27th through Aug. 8th (except Sunday). There will be a drop off center for your mail-in ballots in front of the Pahoa Police Station.

General Election Tuesday November 3  will decide:

Presidential, Congressional, State races, as well as any County races undecided in the Primary Election.