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2022 Statewide Voter Turnout


Time until the General Election

(November 5, 2024)


Age required to vote in elections

Do you have questions about when, where, or how to register to vote? Unsure about the dates for each election day and what they mean? Visit the State of Hawai‘i Office of Elections website to learn about elections and the voting process in Hawai‘i.

Registration applications are available online in English, Chinese, Ilocano, and Tagalog. Your registration application must be received by 4:30PM HST on July 31, 2024 (for the Primary election), or by 4:30PM HST on October 28, 2024 (for the General election).

You can also register through the online application portal.

Your right to vote is protected by federal law. The United States Department of Justice has assembled guides in English and Spanish that outlines your voting rights and what to do if you believe they’ve been violated.

Visit the DOJ Voting Page!

What is MDM? (Mis-, Dis-, and Mal-information.)

Misinformation is false, but not created or shared with the intention of causing harm.

Example: sharing a personal anecdote you saw on Facebook without knowing it isn’t true.

Disinformation is deliberately created to mislead, harm, or manipulate.

Example: rumors that accepting federal aid will cause you to lose your land or personal belongings.

Malinformation is based on fact, but used out of context to mislead, harm, or manipulate.

Example: editing a video to remove important context to harm or mislead.

Definitions by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA).

Understanding MDM for Individuals
Miami Dade College: Fake News GlossaryClick Here to Visit
Nassau Community College Fake News VocabularyClick Here to Visit
The News Literacy ProjectClick Here to Visit
Brennan Center for JusticeClick Here to Visit
NAACP Voter Disinformation & MisinformationClick Here to Visit
American Psychological Association: Election MisinformationClick Here to Visit
Ad Fontes Interactive Media Bias ChartClick Here to Visit
AARP Tips on Fighting Election MisinformationClick Here to Visit
Anti-Defamation League: Election Misinformation and DisinformationClick Here to Visit
Georgetown University: Slow the Spread of MisinformationClick Here to Visit
National Association of Secretaries of State: Trusted Info 2024Click Here to Visit
Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA): Election Security Rumor vs. RealityClick Here to Visit
U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Voting CenterClick Here to Visit
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI): Election CrimesClick Here to Visit
State of Hawai‘i Office of ElectionsClick Here to Visit
DHS Federal Executive Branch Agencies Roles and Responsibilities in United States ElectionsClick Here to Visit
Detect Deepfakes (Northwestern University)Click Here to Visit
Bad News: Become a Fake News MongererClick Here to Visit
Libertas Veritas (Deakin University)Click Here to Visit

Resources for Educators, Parents and Students
Civic Online Reasoning Curriculum (Stanford)Click Here to Visit
Poynter Institute Fact Checking Games for YouthClick Here to Visit
GovTech: Libraries Fighting Election DisinformationClick Here to Visit
American Library Association: Fighting MisinformationClick Here to Visit
MIT: Talking to Teens about MisinformationClick Here to Visit

Understanding AI
IBM Definition of AIClick Here to Visit
Google Definition of AIClick Here to Visit
Microsoft: Artificial Intelligence (AI) vs Machine Learning (ML)Click Here to Visit
CISA Roadmap for AI Click Here to Visit
Sample AI Detector by Content at ScaleClick Here to Visit
Sample AI Detector by ScribbrClick Here to Visit
Play an AI Drawing and Guessing Game by GoogleClick Here to Visit

Social Media Policies Related to Elections