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.