Mayor Caldwell urges voters to submit their ballot as Election Day nears

Election 2020

HONOLULU (KHON2) — A majority of Hawaii voters have already cast their ballot in the state’s first all-mail in election, but Honolulu City officials are urging residents that still haven’t voted to do so before 7 p.m. on Nov. 3.

Mayor Kirk Caldwell held a news conference on the eve of Election Day to recognize the state’s voter turnout and remind last-minute Hawaii voters that there are still opportunities to take part in the election.

“The most important thing is that we want you to vote and we want your vote to count. Your voice matters,” said the Mayor.

As of Monday, Nov. 2, the City has reportedly received 335,021 ballots out of the 549,935 Hawaii residents who are registered to vote. The 62.8% voter turnout rate is among the highest the state has ever seen, but City officials say it still leaves room for more voters to take part in the election.

For those planning to vote on Election Day, Oahu has two Voter Service Centers which are located at Honolulu Hale and Kapolei Hale. City Clerk Glen Takahashi warned voters looking to cast their ballot in person to come early and be prepared for long lines.

“Be prepared for a little bit of a wait.” said the City Clerk.

The Voter Service Center will be open on Election Day from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Takahashi added that those already in line by 7 p.m. will still be able to cast their ballot that day. Places of Deposit will be promptly locked once the clock strikes seven.

Hawaii voters are able to drop off their signed enveloped ballot at the following Places of Deposit:

  • Bill Balfour Jr. Waipahu District Park
  • Hawaii Kai Park and Ride
  • Kahuku District Park
  • Kailua District Park
  • Kalihi Valley District Park
  • Kaneohe District Park
  • Kanewai Community Park
  • Mililani Park and Ride
  • Neal S. Blaisdell Park
  • Waianae District Park
  • Honolulu Hale
  • Kapolei Hale

For those who have not registered to vote, same-day registration is available at either in-person Voter Service Center.

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