September 21, 2018

A Message for Hawaii Voters

Are you as concerned as I am where our nation is headed? Did you cheer the protesters who opposed bans of immigrant and shake your heads at the forced separation of children and deportation of their parents? What happened to protections of our national security and those who risk their lives to protect us? What about the attacks on affordable health care? Do you watch with alarm as environmental protections are rolled back? The list can get pretty long. And it’s time we did something.

Midterms are coming up and it’s important that your voice and your vote are counted.

Please join us as in this fight, it’s the mid-term election fight, it’s the 2020 fight and it’s the fight against every destructive executive order, against every unqualified executive and judicial nominee, and against every candidate that would empower a misguided Administration.

Hawaii Democrats have supported elected officials who put into State law some of the most popular aspects of the Affordable Care Act, protections of Title IX for students, protections for LGBT citizens, assistance for caregivers, and other legislation to keep Hawaii healthier and fairer.

We know that 2,000 miles of ocean cannot protect us from an Administration bent on destroying our nation and all that makes Hawaii a community of aloha for the land and its people. We desperately need a strong healthcare safety net. We need leaders who believe climate change and will protect our land, sea and air. We need to defend our elections from those who mean to undermine our democratic institutions. We need a rational foreign policy. We need to protect our Congressional delegation and elect those local leaders that will do battle for us in Hawaii and nationally. We need energetic and passionate elected and Party leaders who will not only solve Hawaii’s problems, but reach out and help those in other states that will work with us.

We want to defend our Congressional and State standard bearers. We want to work with our allies in environment, healthcare, kupuna, LGBT, labor, Native Hawaiian, veterans’ and women’s groups to protect what we have and to solve our problems, but more important to fight back.

Your vote this fall is important to Hawaii!

Even if you voted from abroad in the past, if you haven't yet requested your ballot this year, you still need to do so to make sure you can vote. Just go to, fill in the Federal request form, print, sign and send it in to your local election office here in Hawaii.

On behalf of the Hawaii Democratic Party I thank you for your commitment to voting!

Democratically yours,
Keali`i Lopez, Chair
Hawaii Democratic Party


Your deadlines are coming up. Don't forget:

REGISTER to vote from abroad by Tuesday, October 9. Your registration form will also request your ballot and may be sent by email, fax or postal mail. We recommend sending your form by email or fax, and having your ballot delivered to you by email.


REQUEST your overseas absentee ballot by Tuesday, October 30, 4:30 pm HST. Your request form may be sent by email, fax or postal mail. We recommend sending your request form by email or fax and having your ballot delivered to you by email.

RETURN your ballot to your local election office by email or postal mail by Tuesday, November 6, 6 pm HST.



All overseas voters may vote in Hawaii state and local elections as well as elections for federal offices (US House and US Senate races).

Note: When you fill in your ballot request form, be aware that selecting “I intend to return” rather than “my return is uncertain” may contribute towards establishing yourself as a tax resident in your voting state. Because the legal requirements to establish "residence" or "domicile" for tax purposes are determined by state law and the specific facts of your life, before you note that you intend to return on your form you may consider seeking advice on these matters from your tax professional.