Most of the people in Puna that KITV4 News has spoken with are slowly learning about the walk-in voting on Friday.
Some are learning it for the first time from KITV4 News.
While many are excited they will finally get a chance to vote in an election that could decide a close race, other feel the timing isn't right.
Some are still seeking shelter at the Pahoa Community Center and are not able to get the basic necessities like food and water.
Some residents in Lower Puna say they would like the Office of Elections to wait, especially since some of the smaller roads out of neighborhoods are still blocked off.