Enter your search term

Search by title or post keyword

Can a Felon Vote in Hawaii?

Table of Contents

Our website is supported by our users. We sometimes earn affiliate links when you click through the affiliate links on our website

Contact us for Questions

The law in Hawaii allows felons the automatic right to vote as soon as they complete their prison sentence. Voting rights are restored upon a felon’s release from prison. People who are on probation or parole in the state are able to vote. You can cross-reference this information by clicking on this link.


Felon Voting Law in Hawaii

According to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) website, felons convicted of crime in federal or state courts cannot vote while they are incarcerated. Anyone convicted of a misdemeanor, however, can exert their right to vote. However, he or she must cast an absentee ballot.

Once a felon is released from incarceration, he has the right to vote automatically. However, he cannot exert his right until he registers or re-registers to vote. Pre-trial detainees who are incarcerated can vote, but, like people held for a misdemeanor crimes, must cast their vote by absentee ballot. Read more about this requirement by clicking on the link for the ACLU site.

How a Felon in Hawaii Can Restore Their Voting Rights

According to the ACLU website, you need to know your exact rights in order to effect restoration of the right to vote. For example, if a poll worker does not allow you to vote, ask to speak to the precinct chair or voting official. You can visit the Office of Elections site for the state at the following link to conveniently register as well. When you finally vote, you do not have to include any special paperwork. If you don’t have identification, including photo ID, you just need to provide your residence address and date of birth. This information will be used to corroborate the details in the electoral poll book.

Other Resources For Felons in Hawaii

Getting Started: If this is your first time to our website, we highly recommend that you visit our getting started page to understand everything we have to offer. You can do so by clicking here.

Jobs For Felons: If you’re a felon looking for a job in Hawaii, we have all of the resources you need including job listings by city, companies that hire felons, and our own job board. Click Here to learn more.

<<< Back to Felon Voting Rights Main page

Explore More within Felony Record Hub

Jobs for Felons
Get to work faster with jobs for felons curated for you.
post explore


How we help

This website was created by a few folks who have personally watched their loved ones struggle to get a job due to having a felony.

Your New Life Starts Here.

logo frh no text
Start Here
icon jobs

Jobs for Felons

Get to work faster with jobs for felons curated for you.

icon housing

Housing for Felons

Find housing for felons, listed by state.

icon legal

Legal Help

The legal help you need to put your past behind you

icon rights

Rights For Felons

Learn how you can get your rights back as a felon.

icon companies hiring

Companies Hiring Felons

Finding employment as a felon is tough. That’s why we have aggregated the best jobs for felons in one spot.

View Companies
icon programs

Reentry Programs

Resources to help ex-offenders gain essential life skills for making the right choices in life.

View Reentry Programs