Tips for Filling in Your Ballot

So you’ve done your civic duty—kudos! Get that “I Voted” sticker and pat yourself on the back. But, uh oh,  what if you made a manini mistake and your vote isn’t counted? No good...
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Your vote only counts if you do it right

So you’ve done your civic duty—kudos! Get that “I Voted” sticker and pat yourself on the back. But, uh oh, what if you made a manini mistake and your vote isn’t counted? No good. Here, via the county office of elections, are five essential tips to ensure you make your voice heard by dotting all the i’s and crossing all the t’s.

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  • Be sure to check sides of the ballot. Completely fill the desired boxes with a black or blue pen. 
  • If you make a mistake, contact the county elections division (270-7171) for a replacement ballot. 
  • After voting, place your ballot in the secrecy sleeve. Then, place the secrecy sleeve in the return envelope. 
  • Read the affirmation statement and sign the return envelope. You must sign for your ballot to be counted. After your signature is validated, your ballot will be counted.

All ballots must be received by the county elections division at the close of voting, 7 p.m. Nov. 8. You can mail it in, or utilize one of the following drop boxes:

Haiku Community Center (open 24 hours a day beginning Oct. 21)

Hana Highway at Pilialoha Street

Haiku, HI 96708

Hana Fire Station (open 24 hours a day beginning Oct. 21) 

4655 Hana Highway

Hana, HI 96713

Kahului Fire Station (open 24 hours a day beginning Oct. 21)

200 Dairy Road

Kahului, HI 96732

Kalana O Maui County Building (open 24 hours a day beginning Oct. 21)

200 S. High Street

Wailuku, HI 96793

Kula Fire Station (open 24 hours a day beginning Oct. 21)

50 Calasa Road

Kula, HI 96790

Lahaina Civic Center (open 24 hours a day beginning Oct. 21)

1840 Honoapiilani Highway

Lahaina, HI 96761

Makawao Fire Station (open 24 hours a day beginning Oct. 21)

134 Makawao Avenue

Makawao, HI 96768

Napili Fire Station (open 24 hours a day beginning Oct. 21)

4950 Hanawai Street

Lahaina, HI 96761

Paia Community Center (open 24 hours a day beginning Oct. 21)

252 Hana Highway

Paia, HI 96779

Wailea Fire Station (open 24 hours a day beginning Oct. 21)

300 Kilohana Drive

Kihei, HI 96753

Mitchell Pauole Center (Mon.-Sat., 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. beginning Oct. 25, 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Nov. 8) 

Conference Room

90 Ainoa Street

Kaunakakai, HI 96748

Velma McWayne Santos Community Center (Mon.-Sat., 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. beginning Oct. 25, 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Nov. 8)

395 Waena Street

Wailuku, HI 96793

Lana‘i Community Center (Mon.-Sat., 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. beginning Oct. 25, 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Nov. 8)

411 Eighth Street

Lana‘i City, HI 96763

Hana High & Elementary School (Nov. 5, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.)

4111 Hana Hwy

Hana, HI 96713

Additionally, you can utilize the Mitchell Pauole Center, Velma McWayne Santos Community Center, Lana‘i Community Center, Hana High and & Elementary School for in-person voting and same-day registration at the hours listed above.

Jacob Shafer

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