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Not registered to vote? Here's how same-day registration works

For the first time this election, Hawaii will have same-day voter registration. (Image: Hawaii News Now) For the first time this election, Hawaii will have same-day voter registration. (Image: Hawaii News Now)
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

For the first time Saturday, people in the islands will have the chance to register to vote on the same day as the election.

It's a change that's worked to increase voter turnout in other places. 

And it's one that many in the islands are hoping will help address Hawaii's worst-in-the-nation voter turnout.

Want to vote Saturday but you're not registered to vote? Here's how same-day registration works:

  • Head to your assigned polling place determined by your address. (Find your polling place by clicking here or by calling 453-VOTE.)
  • At your polling place, you'll be asked for identification.
  • You can use your drivers license, state or military ID, or passport. Also acceptable are a current utility bill, bank statement, government check or government-issued document showing your name and address.
  • Once you show your ID, you'll be asked to fill out an affidavit and state officials will confirm you're at the right polling place.
  • Finally, you'll be handed a ballot to cast your vote. 

Polls open Saturday at 7 a.m. and close at 6 p.m. 

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