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Procrastinators can still sign up and vote in this year's primary

Monday was the first day of early walk-in voting and Hawaii is trying something new this election season.  

The voter registration deadline may have passed, but procrastinators have another chance to sign up and vote in this year's primary.

Now through August 11 you can register and cast your ballot at the same time at various locations across the state.

"This is a result of the change in law that the Legislature put in place approved a couple years ago," said Glen Takahashi, Honolulu city clerk.

Hawaii News Now cameras captured several people taking advantage of late registration.  

"I think it's pretty awesome," said voter, Bricyn Afong.

After filling out an application, staff verifies that the information is correct.  Folks then have the option of voting electronically or on a paper ballot.

Last general election more than 14,000 people showed up to vote at Oahu's two early polling sites.  Now with the additional service the city clerk isn't sure what to expect. 

"For us a crowd is a good thing when it comes to voting. My advice is to come in early right now during non peak times and it will be a quicker process," said Takahashi

But not all voters agree late registration is a good thing.  Some say it encourages fraud.

"I don't like registering now and voting right away.  We have to ascertain whether they are citizens and whether they are really the same person," said voter, Emmanuel Tipon.

Same day registration is not available on election day. 

From Monday through August 11, registered voters may visit any of the following locations and cast their vote early:

County of Hawaii

County of Hawaii Aupuni Center
Conference Room
101 Pauahi Street, Suite 1
Hilo, Hawaii 96720
Monday – Saturday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

West Hawaii Civic Center
Community Room (Building G)
74-5044 Ane Keohokalole Highway
Kailua Kona, Hawaii 96740
Monday – Saturday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Waimea Community Center
65-1260 Kawaihae Road
Kamuela, Hawaii 96743
Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Saturday, 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Pahala Community Center
96-1149 Kamani Street
Pahala, Hawaii 96777
Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
(Closed from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.)

County of Maui

Office of the County Clerk
200 S. High Street, Room #708
Wailuku, Hawaii 96793
Monday – Saturday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Mitchell Pauole Center
Conference Room
90 Ainoa Street
Kaunakakai, Hawaii 96748
Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
(Closed from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.)
Saturday, 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

County of Kauai

Lihue Neighborhood Center
3353 Eono Street
Lihue, Hawaii 96766
Monday – Saturday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

City & County of Honolulu

Honolulu Hale
530 South King Street
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813
Monday – Saturday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Kapolei Hale
1000 Uluohia Street
Kapolei, Hawaii 96707
Monday – Saturday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

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