How to vote for Bernie Sanders in Hawaii

Register By

April 4 (Saturday)

Same-Day Registration Hawaii has Same-Day Registration on May 9

Primary On

May 9 (Saturday)

Hawaii Primary: May 9, 2020

Note After you get registered to vote, be sure you also sign up with with the formal Democratic Party of Hawaii, which is a requirement to vote for Bernie!

While all dates are subject to change, the above dates are especially likely to change due to being based on the previous election. The final date will likely be close, but please sign up below for Voter Alerts in Hawaii and we'll email you the official dates when they are finalized.

Hawaii Voter Information

Get Registered

Hawaii has closed primaries — Hawaii residents must register as democrat to vote for Bernie!

Register as a democrat now!

Hawaii has Same-Day Registration which allows you to register to vote at the primaries on May 9, 2020

Not sure if you are registered, or what you're registered as? Check your current registration status online.

Go Vote!

Vote in late may, 2020 from 7am – 3pm

Hawaii Democrats also canceled in-person voting for their state-run primary and will mail out more ballots that effectively delay results.
The party said it would send another round of mailed ballot to voters who are both registered to vote with the state and enrolled in the state party by April 4, the original date planned for the primary.

More info on the Primary & Delegate Selection Plan here!

They may also register in person
as follows:

  • at two locations in the City & County of Honolulu at 530 S.
    King St., Honolulu, HI 96813 or 1000 Uluoha St., Kapolei, HI
    96707;
  • in the County of Hawaii at 25 Aupuni St., Hilo, HI 96720;
  • in the County of Kauai at 4386 Rice St., Lihue, HI 96766,
    and
  • in the County of Maui at 200 S. High St., Wailuku, HI
    96793.
  • Alternatively, they may complete a “Wikiwiki” Voter
    Registration and Permanent Absentee form to register by
    Mail. A first time Voter choosing to register to vote-by-
    mail must include a current valid I.D;

Same- day voter registration and in-
person voting will occur on April 4, 2020 between 7 AM and 3 PM at

approximately 20 locations around the state.

Id Requirement

Bring voter id if registering at the polls or are a first time voter but previously registered online or by mail.

Eligibility

To vote in the Hawaii Primary you must meet the following criteria:

There is a yearly request by the Democratic Party of Hawaii for a
voluntary $25 communications fee from all members to support state
and county organizations.

Early Voting

Vote Early in Hawaii! Hawaii residents can vote in-person before election day! If you'll be out of town on May 9 or simply find it more convenient, vote early!

Early voting in Hawaii begins March 3 and ends on March 28.

The deadline for registration for
Vote-by-Mail will be February 18, 2020

The Hawaii Delegate Selection Plan 2020 will, for the first time, institute
Vote-by-Mail for all members who are enrolled by Monday, February 18,
2020. Voters will be receive the ballots in the mail on or about Tuesday,
March 3, 2020. The required return date and time for the mailed ballots will be Saturday, March 28, 2020, 6 PM.

Members with mailed ballots
will also have an opportunity to walk in their ballots if they missed the return
mail-in deadline

Only 17?

You may still vote in Hawaii's primaries if you will be 18 years old by November 3, 2020.

College Students

If you are a college student not living in your home state, you can vote for Bernie in either your home state or in the state in which you are attending school!

Military/Overseas Voters

If you are a Military Voter or a US Citizen living abroad, you are able to request a ballot here to vote for Bernie.

Become a Delegate for Bernie

Willing to go the extra mile to help Bernie get elected? We need 2,373 Bernie supporters to become a Delegate, travel to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and cast their vote for Bernie Sanders at the Democratic National Convention. Interested?

How to become a delegate in Hawaii

Hawaii has 33 delegates

  • 15 district
  • 6 at large
  • 3 pledged
  • 9 Superdelegates

Superdelegates: Gov. David Ige, Sen. Brian Schatz, Sen. Mazie K. Hirono, Rep. Ed Case, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, Bart E. Dame, Keali’i Lopez, Kathleen G. Stanley

Important dates:

Precinct Meetings: March 4, 2020

Presidential Preference Poll (firehouse primary): April 4, 2020

State Convention: May 23 – May 24, 2020

There’s ranked choice voting! This means to help Bernie voters choose Bernie 1 and no one else or a low support candidate 2,3,4 BUT don’t all choose the same!

Hawaii Delegate Selection Plan

District Delegates (14) 

  • Make sure you are a registered Democrat
  • Start organizing your friends and supporters to vote for you.
  • At the March 4, 2020 Precinct Meeting Precinct level delegates are elected to the State Convention.
  • The State Convention delegates elect the District Delegates on May 23, 2020 and elect the State Central Committee which elects the At Large and PLEO delegates.
  • To become a State delegate, show up with your supporters at your March 4, 2020 Hawaii Precinct Meetings. All Democratic voters from the precinct are eligible to attend and vote.
  • To become a district delegate you do not have to be a state delegate.
  • File Statement of Candidacy and Pledge of Support forms by May 7, 2020 with the Secretary of the Democratic Party of Hawaii, PO Box 2041, Honolulu, HI 96805 or email [email protected].
  • The Statement of Candidacy form must be signed by at least 10 certified members of the Democratic Party of Hawaii from the candidate’s Congressional District.

At Large Delegates (5) At Large Alternate Delegates (2)

  • If you did not get elected as a District delegate you can try to become an At Large Delegate or an Alternate delegate.
  • File Statement of Candidacy and Pledge of Support forms by May 7, 2020 with the Secretary of the Democratic Party of Hawaii, PO Box 2041, Honolulu, HI 96805 or email [email protected].
  • Hawaii State Central Committee members are elected by the State delegates on May 24, 2020 at the State Convention just after the District Delegates are elected. Any Democrat can be a candidate.
  • At-Large and Alternate delegates are elected by the Hawaii State Central Committee at an open meeting on May 24, 2020 after the State Convention adjourns.

PLEO Delegates (3)

You have to be eligible to be a PLEO delegate. PLEOs are eligible according to the following priority: big city mayors and state-wide elected officials (to be given equal consideration); state legislative leaders, state legislators, and other state, county and local elected officials and party leaders. Help Bernie by encouraging qualified Bernie supporting people to file to become PLEO delegates.

  • File Statement of Candidacy and Pledge of Support forms by May 7, 2020 with the Secretary of the Democratic Party of Hawaii, PO Box 2041, Honolulu, HI 96805 or email [email protected].
  • Hawaii State Central Committee members are elected by the State Delegates on May 24, 2020 at the State Convention just after the District Delegates are elected.  Any Democrat can be a candidate.
  • PLEO delegates are elected by the Hawaii State Central Committee at an open meeting on May 24, 2020 after the State Convention adjourns.

Standing Committee (3) and Delegation Chair

3 Standing Committee members (1 each on the Credentials, Platform and Rules committees) are elected by a quorum of Hawaii’s National Convention Delegates at a meeting on May 25, 2020. You don’t have to be a delegate or alternate to be elected.

The Delegation Chair is elected by a quorum of Hawaii’s National Convention Delegates at a meeting on May 30, 2020. You don’t have to be a delegate or alternate to be elected.

Convention Pages (2)

Convention Pages are selected by the State Democratic Chair on May 30, 2020.

If you have questions contact the Hawaii Democratic Party.

More Information

If you have any questions about voting in Hawaii you may contact your state official elections office or Democratic party.

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