Casting your ballot on Nov. 4


POSTED: Tuesday, October 14, 2008

1. Take a picture ID with your signature to the polling place. Check your yellow notice of voter registration and address confirmation card for your correct polling place location.

2. Be sure to look at both sides of your ballot before voting.

3. Be sure to fill in the box next to your candidate's name completely. The machine might not count your vote if this is marked incorrectly. Your vote will not count if you vote for more candidates than allowed in a contest.

4. When done voting, place the ballot into the ballot secrecy folder to protect the privacy of your vote.

5. An election official will tear off the ballot stub. Keep the stub as proof of your vote.

6. For electronic balloting, go to the eScan station, where an official will assist you in the use of the eScan ballot box machine. You remove your ballot from the secrecy folder and carefully insert your ballot into the ballot feed slot.

7. If the voter mistakenly votes more times than he or she is allowed in a single contest, the machine will return the ballot to the voter and display instruction messages for each contest that requires attention. The voter should see a precinct official to go through a “;spoiled ballot”; procedure to correct the error.

8. If the voter does not use a proper marking instrument or does not properly mark the ballot (by completely darkening the box next to his/her choice) or leaves the ballot blank, the machine will return the ballot to the voter and display instruction messages for each contest that requires attention.

The voter should see a precinct official to correct the condition.

Sites for Early-Bird Voters

Registered voters who want to cast their ballots before the Nov. 4 general election can do so from Oct. 21-Nov. 1 at the following locations:



» Honolulu Hale, 530 S. King St.: Monday-Saturday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
» University of Hawaii Campus Center, Room 306: Monday-Saturday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
» Aiea Shopping Center, Suite 246 (middle level): Monday-Saturday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
» Kapolei Hale, 1000 Uluohia St., Conference Room A & B: Monday-Saturday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
» Windward Mall, directly across Farrell's: Monday-Saturday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.


County of Maui

» Office of the County Clerk, 200 S. High St., #708, Wailuku: Monday-Saturday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
» Lahaina Civic Center, 1840 Honoapiilani Highway: Monday-Friday, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m.; Saturday, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. (Last day is Oct. 31 from 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m.)
» Molokai—Mitchell Pauole Center, 90 Ainoa St., Kaunakakai, conference room: Monday- Friday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. (closed noon-1 p.m.); Saturday, 8 a.m.-noon. (Last day is Oct. 31 from 8 a.m.-3 p.m.)


County of Hawaii

The Hilo Elections Division early vote site has all ballot types. All other sites have only the ballot types for their area. Hawaii County voters should call the County Clerk's Elections Division at

961-8277 for information.

» Elections Division, Hilo Iron Works Building, 1266 Kamehameha Ave., #A-1: Monday-Saturday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
» Waimea Community Center, 65-1260 Kawaihae Road, Kamuela: Monday- Thursday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
» Kona Elections Satellite Office, Alii Plaza Building, 75-143 Hualalai Road, No. 103: Monday-Saturday, 8 a.m.- 4 p.m.
» Pahala Community Center, 96-1149 Kamani St.: Monday- Friday, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. (closed noon-1 p.m.)
» North Kohala District Courthouse, 54-3900 Akoni Pule Highway: Monday- Friday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. (closed noon-1 p.m.)
» Pahoa Elections Satellite Office, 15-2660 Pahoa Village Road, No. 104 (Near Pahoa Market Place): Monday-Saturday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.


County of Kauai

» Historic County Annex, 4386 Rice St., Lihue (next to the Historic County Building): Monday-Saturday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.