Reminders, tips to know before you vote in Tuesday’s general election

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Election Day is Tuesday, and polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The voting machines have all been tested, and there will be roughly 4,000 Election Day officials working statewide on Tuesday.

Chief election officer Scott Nago has key reminders and tips for voters.

Know your polling place! Voters are assigned to a polling place based on their residence address. Visit elections.hawaii.gov to find your polling place or call 453-VOTE (8683).

Anyone in line at 6 p.m. will be allowed to vote, but don’t wait until the last minute, Nago advises. There may be long lines.

Be prepared to provide I.D. Forms of acceptable I.D. include a valid photo I.D., copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, or other government issued document that shows your name and address.

You can view a sample of your ballot here. Voters are electing officials for federal, state, Office of Hawaiian Affairs, and county offices.

One thing that will stand out to voters, “Every booth will have a sign on it that basically says, due to a court order, the ‘Con Am’ will not be counted,” Nago said.

Nago says there are around 750,000 registered voters in Hawaii, and there is still time to register.

Qualified residents may still register and vote in the general election. To qualify, you must be a U.S. Citizen, Hawaii resident, and at least 18 years old.

“If you haven’t already mailed in your absentee ballot, they’re due by the close of polls tomorrow, which closes at 6 p.m.,” Nago said. “If you still haven’t mailed it in, we recommend you just drop it off at a polling place, any polling place.”

Voters registering at their Election Day polling place are reminded that they may experience increased wait times as they will be required to complete a Registration Affidavit Form and await confirmation that they are at the correct polling place.

For more elections and voting information, visit elections.hawaii.gov or call (808) 453-VOTE (8683).

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