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Drive-thru voter registration offered in Kailua-Kona

July 9, 2014 - 9:32pm

Drive-thru voter registration continues Thursday at three location on the Big Island, according to the state Office of Elections. Thursday, July 10, is the final day to register to vote in Hawaii’s Aug. 9 primary election.

The office said that residents can simply drive up in their vehicle at the Kona Kmart, Pahoa Marketplace or the old GMC, or Hilo Motors, in Hilo and be registered to vote by election official. The drive-thru registration runs from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

To be eligible to vote, you must be a U.S. citizen, a resident of Hawaii and at least 18 years old. Hawaii law allows for 16 year olds to preregister, but they must be 18 years on Election Day to vote.

Registered voters that have changed their name or moved since the last election should reregister before the voter registration deadline.

Wikiwiki Voter Registration Forms are available at: U.S. post offices, public libraries, yellow pages, Office of Elections website at, city and county clerk’s offices and most state agencies.

Completed voter registration forms must be turned in to the appropriate clerk by 4:30 p.m. or postmarked by July 10, if mailed.

The primary election is Aug. 9. The deadline to register for the general election is Oct. 6.

For information on the 2014 elections, visit or call 453-VOTE(8683).