FAQs

Does AVR require me to be registered to vote?

No. AVR does not provide that if you have a State Driver’s License or State ID you are automatically registered to vote. If you change your State Driver’s License or State ID address (or name on your documents) and are not registered to vote, you have the option of opting out of being registered to vote. If you apply for a new State Driver’s License or State ID (because you do not have one), you have the option of opting out of being registered to vote. AVR allows for accessibility and ease for all eligible Hawaii citizens to be registered to vote, unless a citizen chooses to opt-out.

Does AVR require me to vote?

No. AVR does not automatically require people with State Driver’s Licenses or State IDs to vote. If you change your State Driver’s License or State ID address (or name on your documents) and are not registered to vote, you have the option of opting out of being registered to vote; you are not required to vote. If you apply for a new State Driver’s License or State ID, you have the option of opting out of being registered to vote; you are not required to vote. AVR allows for accessibility and ease for all eligible Hawaii citizens to be registered to vote, unless a citizen chooses to opt-out.

Does AVR register me for the county, State & federal elections?

Yes, unless you opt-out.

How does AVR work?

With AVR, if you apply for a new State Driver’s License or new State ID, you have the option of opting out of being registering to vote. If you change your State Driver’s License or State ID address (or name on your documents) and are not registered to vote, you have the option of opting out of being registered to vote. If you change your State Driver’s License or State ID address (or name on your documents) and you are already registered to vote, you have the option of changing your mind about being registered to vote and opting out of being registered to vote. If you do not opt out of being registered to vote, your voter registration will be switched and automatically be updated to your new address.

What happens if I move around in state?

With AVR, if you change your State Driver’s License or State ID address and are not registered to vote, you have the option of opting out of being registered to vote. With AVR, if you change your State Driver’s License or State ID address and are already registered to vote, you have the option of changing your mind about being registered to vote and opting out of being registered to vote. If you do not opt out of being registered to vote, your voter registration will be switched and automatically be updated to your new address.

What happens if I move out of State?

If you move out of Hawaii, you will have to register to vote in the new state you are living in.

What happens if I change my name?

If you change your State Driver’s License or State ID address because of a name change and you are not registered to vote, you have the option of opting out of being registered to vote. If you change your State Driver’s License or State ID address because of a name change and you were already registered to vote, you have the option of changing your mind about being registered to vote and opting out of being registered to vote. If you do not opt out of being registered to vote, your voter registration will automatically be switched and updated to your new name.

What happens if I decide not to vote in the next elections?

Nothing, but if you do not vote in two consecutive elections (a total of 4 years) you may be removed from the voter rolls and you may have to registered to vote again.

Does AVR include political party registration?

No.

How does AVR affect the Second Amendment?

Voting is a constitutional right. You have the constitutional right to vote, and no one can take that right away from you. Still, no can make you vote if you do not want to. Voting holds those elected to office accountable. This means that by voting, you can hold those elected accountable.