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Hawaii Revised Statutes Division 1. Government § 11-15.2. Late registration

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<Section effective January 1, 2018>

(a)?Notwithstanding the closing of the general county register pursuant to section 11-24, a person who is eligible to vote but is not registered to vote may register by appearing in person:

(1)?Prior to the day of the election, at any absentee polling place established pursuant to section 15-7 in the county associated with the person's residence; ?or

(2)?On the day of the election, at the polling place in the precinct associated with the person's residence.

(b)?The county clerk shall designate a registration clerk, who may be an election official, at each of the absentee polling places in the county established pursuant to section 15-7, prior to the day of the election and at each of the polling places in the county on the day of the election.

(c)?The registration clerk shall process applications for any person not registered to vote who submits a signed affidavit in accordance with section 11-15, which shall include a sworn affirmation:

(1)?Of the person's qualification to vote;

(2)?Acknowledging that the person has not voted and will not vote at any other polling place for that election and has not cast and will not cast any absentee ballot pursuant to chapter 15 for that election; ?and

(3)?Acknowledging that providing false information may result in a class C felony, punishable by a fine not exceeding $1,000 or imprisonment not exceeding five years, or both.

(d)?The registration clerk may accept, as prima facie evidence, the allegation of the person in the application regarding the person's residence in accordance with section 11-15(b), unless the allegation is contested by a qualified voter. ?The registration clerk may demand that the person furnish substantiating evidence to the other allegations of the person's application in accordance with section 11-15(b).

(e)?Registration may be challenged in accordance with section 11-25.

(f)?Notwithstanding subsection (a), registration pursuant to this section may also be used by a person who is registered to vote but whose name cannot be found on the precinct list for the polling place associated with the person's residence.

(g)?The clerk of each county shall add persons who properly register under this section to the respective general county register. ?Within thirty days of registration at the polling place, the county clerk shall mail to the person a notice including the person's name, current street address, district and precinct, and date of registration. ?A notice mailed pursuant to this subsection shall serve as prima facie evidence that the person is a registered voter as of the date of registration.

Cite this article: - Hawaii Revised Statutes Division 1. Government § 11-15.2. Late registration - last updated January 01, 2019 |

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