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How to register to vote in Hawaii's general election

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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

After a record-low voter turnout at Hawaii’s primary election on Saturday, state election officials say there’s still time to register for the general election on Nov. 8.

The deadline to register to vote is Oct. 10.

There are several ways to do this: by mail, in person or online, making it easier and more convenient for the public.

All you need to register online is a valid driver’s license or state ID.

If you’ve moved or your name has changed since the last election, you can also update your information in the online portal.

And, if you prefer, you can also register the old-fashioned way – by mail. Forms are available online or at post offices, libraries and other community gathering places.

This year’s general election will feature key races, including mayoral and presidential races.

Officials said that nearly 252,000 of Hawaii's 723,000 registered voters cast ballots in Saturday's primary, putting the turnout at about 34.7 percent.

In 2014, voter turnout for Hawaii's general election was about 52 percent, but still lower than the rest of the nation.

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