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Elections: Voting poll hours and other important information

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Voters across the state are heading to the polls on Saturday in Hawaii's first-ever primary election held in August.

Hawaii primaries have previously been held the third weekend in September.

UPDATE: Due to problems at polling places in the Kona area, Gov. Abercrombie has ordered that all polls on the Big Island to remain open until 7:30 p.m. Polls on all other islands will close at 6 p.m.

To find your polling place, enter your address by clicking here or call 453-VOTE.

Be sure to have your picture ID with a signature on it for verification of your identity. You will be asked to sign a poll book to record that you voted at that polling place. Your voter registration notice is not an acceptable form of identification.

There are 233 polling places across the state, nine fewer than in the last election in 2010.  About one third of the voters statewide have been assigned a different polling place this year because political districts have been redrawn, a process that takes place every ten years.

The first printout will primarily consist of most of the absentee mail and all of the absentee walk-in voting, which ended on Thursday.  The second report should have about 40 percent of the count from the polling places from Saturday, election officials said.

The first printout will be released once the final polling place is closed, and the state is scheduled to begin releasing results every hour starting at 8 p.m.

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