Polls open as Election Day arrives in Hawaii

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Voters across the state will head to the polls today to select their nominees for president, mayor, and several congressional races during Hawaii's general election.
The polls opened at 7 a.m. and will close at 6 p.m. To find your polling place, enter your address by clicking here or by calling 453-VOTE.

Be sure to have your picture ID with a signature on it for verification of your identity. You will be asked to sign a poll book to record that you voted at that polling place. Your voter registration notice is not an acceptable form of identification.

There are 233 polling places across the state, nine fewer than in the last election in 2010. About one third of the voters statewide have been assigned a different polling place this year because political districts have been redrawn, a process that takes place every ten years.

The first results printout will be released once the final polling place is closed, and the state is scheduled to begin releasing results every hour starting at around 7 p.m.

The first printout released this evening will primarily consist of most absentee mail-in and absentee walk-in voting, which ended on Saturday. The second report should have about 40 percent of the count from the polling places.

If you have problems at the polling places on Election Day, please contact Hawaii News Now and tell us your experience. You can reach us via email at news@hawaiinewsnow.com, on our Facebook and Twitter pages, or by calling the newsroom at 847-1112.


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