Deadline for mailed voter registration extended to comply with federal law

For more information, please visit our 2016 Voting Rights Guide online! The ACLU of Hawaiʻi learned that Monday, October 10, 2016, Hawaii’s deadline for voter registration applications for the upcoming General Election, also happened to fall on a Federal holiday (Discoverers’ Day) with no mail service. The Hawaiʻi Office of Elections, noting the conflicting dates, […]

New report details nationwide police use of facial recognition software

Read the report: National ACLU statement: Together with the ACLU national office and other affiliates, we welcome the Center on Privacy & Technology and Georgetown Law’s comprehensive report on government use of facial recognition technology in the United States. The report reveals that local governments’ use of this technology is—like the use of […]

Petition to protect free speech of Dakota Access Pipeline protestors


SIGN THE PETITION: The ACLU has long been committed to supporting and defending the rights of indigenous people and communities. We recognize the vital roles peaceful protest, nonviolent civil disobedience, and activism play in defending our civil and human rights.  ACLU of Hawai‘i stands with the Standing Rock Sioux tribe and its allied indigenous […]

Property lost during Honolulu homeless sweeps? Information on filing a claim, legal notices

To view the full site, visit: Generally, you are included in the class if you were homeless or formerly homeless and your property was seized and destroyed by the City and County of Honolulu, and may be eligible to file your own claim for compensation. The class-wide settlement of the lawsuit Martin v. City […]

ACLU Hawaii publishes 2016 voting rights guide


The right to vote is fundamental, and the ACLU works throughout the nation to defend it for all. We have updated our Hawai‘i-specific Voting Rights Guide for the 2016 elections, please review and give us your feedback. The ACLU is strictly non-partisan, we never endorse any candidates or parties. UPDATE 7/20/16: Free copies are available […]