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Students from Kamehameha Schools Maui assemble for a photo on Tuesday. Some traveled to the Velma McWayne Wailuku Community Center to drop off their general election ballots as voter service centers oepened across the state. All were first-time voters, with some of them voting in person. The event was a part of the larger “Walk To The Box” effort being organized this week across the state to highlight the importance of Native Hawaiian civic engagement and turnout at the polls. Photo courtesy Ka Leo O Na ‘Opio

The Maui News

Voter service centers opened on Tuesday across the state for the upcoming general election on Nov. 8.

The centers provide voter registration, accessible in-person voting, replacement ballots, and collection of voted ballots.

Maui County has three service centers which are all open from 8 a.m. To 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday and open from 7 a.m. To 7 p.m., on general election day.

Maui’s voter service center is at the Velma McWayne Santos Community Center in Wailuku, Molokai’s is at Mitchell Pauole Center’s conference room and Lanai’s is at the Lanai Community Center.

Hana will have a service center open from 10 a.m. To 4 p.m. On Nov. 5 at the Hana High & Elementary School.

Voters are reminded that ballots have been delivered and that they should have received their ballot packet in the mail. Any registered voter who has not received their ballot should contact their County Elections Division to request a replacement ballot or visit a voter service center.

To cast a ballot for the general election, voters can visit a voter service center, mail in their ballot, or drop off their voted ballot at a ballot drop box within their county. Voted ballots must be received by 7 p.m. on Election Day, Nov. 8 to be counted. A list of voter service centers and ballot drop box locations and hours can be found at

For voters with disabilities, voter service centers are equipped with accessible ballot marking devices for voters to vote their ballot privately and independently. The voting equipment features adaptive controllers, accessible tactile devices, and non-visual access. Voters requiring assistance may also bring a family member or friend to assist them. For more information about accessible voting options, visit or call (808) 453-VOTE (8683).

New Hawaii voters needing to register for the 2022 General Election can register in person at any of the voter service centers within their county and vote on the same day. Registrants may also submit a paper voter registration application by Oct. 31 and may continue to register or update their voter registration online at elections with a Hawaii Driver’s License or State ID. Individuals must be a U.S. Citizen, Hawaii resident, and be at least 18 years of age to vote.

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