Vote by Mail

How do you effect change in your community and state? You VOTE for leaders like Andria Tupola!  How do you register to vote? When can you vote? Where do you vote?  All your questions can be answered here.  This will help you to become a more educated voter and you can share this resource with your family and friends.

How do I vote?

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You must be a registered to vote. If you're registered by July 7, 2020 a vote by mail ballot packet will arrive approximately 18 days before the election.  If you missed the deadline to vote, you can walk in to a voter service center from July 27th through August 8th to register in person and vote in person.  You may return your voted ballot: by mail, or in-person at a designated place of deposit. All ballots must be received by the Clerk’s Office by 7:00 p.m. on Election Day. Postmarks do not count!

What is vote by mail?

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Act 136 was passed in 2019 and implements all elections be conducted by mail. The law removes polling places where voters cast their ballots on election day, automatically mails ballots to registered voters, and designates voter service centers and drop centers.

Can I vote in person?

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Yes, voter service centers will be open on July 27th. Voter service centers will allow for in-person voting, same day registration, and accessible voting.  On the island of O'ahu this will be at Honolulu Hale and Kapolei Hale.

How do I fill out a ballot?

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Once you have voted, sign your ballot, place the ballot in the secrecy sleeve, and place into the return envelope.  The return envelope is postage paid via the U.S. Postal Service and will only count if the ballot has been signed.

What if I make a mistake ballot?

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You may request for a replacement ballot with your Clerk’s Office if you make a mistake, misplace, or damage your ballot.

Will I be able to vote for Andria?

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You can view YOUR specific sample ballot here.  You select your island, enter your street address, and click "submit."  This will be unique for each voting area and show the names of the candidates for which you can cast your vote.  If you would like to see a map of the city council area, you can click here.  Andria is running in City Council District 1 which is indicated in pink on the map.  The district line includes geographic areas on the "ewa" side of Fort Weaver.  Ewa Gentry and Ocean Pointe are included in City Council District 1 but Ewa Villages is NOT included in City Council District 1.  All of Makakilo, all of Kapolei, and all the way to the end of Ka'ena Point is included in City Council District 1.  

Is city council a non-partisan race?

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Yes, anyone from any political party can vote Andria Tupola for city council.  The back page of the ballot has OHA candidates and city council candidates which you will be able to choose no more than one person for each of the sections regardless of political party.  The first page of the ballot has a section where the voter will indicate a party and choose candidates within that party.

Where's Andria's name on the ballot?

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Andria's name will be on the second page, second column under the heading City Council District 1.  The candidates are listed in alphabetical order and "Tupola" is listed last.  

Can I just vote for city council?

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Yes, your ballot will still be counted.  If you want to cast a vote in Andria's city council race, and don't want to vote in the other races you can.  If you're looking for websites and contact information for candidates, the latest public listing from the Office of Elections is here.  

Can I re-do my ballot after submitted?

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No. Once you return your ballot you will not be able to receive a new ballot.

Can I receive my ballot at college?

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Yes, voters who will be away during the election may complete a one-time absentee application and receive their ballot while they are at college or away.