More than 740,000 people have registered to vote for this year’s presidential election, which will be held Nov. 8 — an increase over general election figures two years ago, according to the state Office of Elections.
Today is the deadline to register to vote in the General Election.
Nedielyn Bueno, spokeswoman for the state elections office, said 706,890 people were registered to vote for the general election in 2014.
In the last presidential election in 2012, 705,668 people were eligible to cast a ballot for president.
To be eligible to register to vote, a person must be a U.S. citizen, a Hawaii resident and at least 18 years of age.
There are several ways for Hawaii residents to register:
» Online at www.elections.hawaii.gov by 4:30 p.m. today. A Hawaii Driver’s License or Hawaii State ID is required to register online.
» Apply in-person at county Clerk’s Office or at the Office of Elections by 4:30 p.m..
Voters who have moved or changed their name since the last election will need to update their voter registration.
Bueno said the Office of Elections and County Clerks will be holding drive-thru voter registration events at various locations statewide, giving Hawaii residents another opportunity to register to vote today.
Individuals may visit a designated location to register or update their voter registration from the convenience of their vehicle. Additionally, voters are welcomed to drop-off completed voter registration forms to these locations.
On Oahu, the drive-thru location will be open until 4:30 p.m. at the State Capitol in front of the Father Damien statute on Beretania street.
There are several drive-thru locations of the Big Island County building in Hilo, at Kmart in Kona, and Malama Market in Pahoa.
On Kauai, the location is at the county clerk’s office in Lihue.
The general election will be held on Nov 8. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
For more information about voting and the 2016 Elections, visit www.elections.hawaii.gov or call 453-VOTE (8683).