Issue Update & Education
From Hawaii Family Forum, August 28, 2020
Elections and Voting
The General Election is Right Around the Corner: Time to Register (and Check your Registration)
Although participation in the primary is moving in the right direction, there are still a lot of eligible voters in the state who are not registered to vote. If you are one of those people, you can register until October 5th. You qualify to vote in the State of Hawaii if you are:
A U.S. Citizen. Non-U.S. citizens, including U.S. nationals do not qualify.
A Resident of the State of Hawaii. The residence stated by the applicant cannot simply be because of their presence in the State, but that the residence was acquired with the intent to make Hawaii the person's legal residence with all the accompanying obligations therein.
At least eighteen (18) years of age. Hawaii law allows qualified individuals to pre-register at sixteen (16) years of age. Upon reaching eighteen (18) years of age, they will be automatically registered.
Register to vote online
By accessing the online portal, you will also be able to:
Update your existing voter registration
Confirm your voter registration address
In order to register, you will need your current Hawaii Driver's License or Hawaii State ID card and your Social Security Number. If you do NOT have a Hawaii Driver's License or Hawaii State ID, please use the Voter Registration form.
Receiving Your Ballot: All properly registered voters will receive a mail ballot packet approximately 18 days prior to the election.
Voters should expect to receive their General Election mail ballot packet by October 16. If they do not, they should contact their County Elections Division for a replacement.
Oahu on Lockdown, Again!
While the neighbor islands brace for the potential uptick of cases, Oahu leaders have made the choice to once again lock down the Oahu community. Governor Ige approved Mayor Caldwell's Stay at Home, Work at Home Order which took effect this past Thursday at 12:01 a.m. and continues for two weeks. Violating the mandated order will be similar to other misdemeanors and also include a maximum penalty of one year in jail, a $5,000 citation or both.
Essential and Non-Essential Business
City Facilities and Closures
COVID-19 Information and Testing Questions
Common Non-City Questions
Read proclamations, orders and rules from Mayor Caldwell
Read proclamations, orders and rules from Governor Ige
Extension of the Moratorium for the Disconnection of Electric Utilities
The extension of the moratorium for the disconnection of electric utilities has been extended to December 31, 2020. Hawaiian Electric encourages customers that need assistance and qualify to seek utility bill assistance from government and non-profit resources as needed to ensure their bill payments are manageable.
Go to www.hawaiianelectric.com/paymentarrangement for the link to a payment arrangement request.
Go to www.hawaiianelectric.com/paymentoptions for available payment methods.
Hoala Assistance Program (funded by City and County of Honolulu and Hawaii Community Foundation) - Helps Oahu residents with payments, including for their utilities.
Aloha United Way - For a list of providers to call for help with Utility Service Payment Assistance.
Ohana Energy and Gift Program-a thoughtful and practical way to gift friends and family or to help others in need.
DOE Extends Distance Learning
The Hawaii Department of Education (DOE) announced that it is extending distance learning for most public students statewide through the entire first quarter ending on Oct. 2. The extension applies to all Oahu schools and most neighbor island schools.
The DOE is working with officials to see if and when students can safely return to in person blended learning models and that they will communicate with schools and families as decisions are made.
Visit DOE Website for more information
Upcoming Community Events
Online Church Services
If the COVID-19 surge is keeping you in your home, many of the churches in Hawaii are offering online services. Don't let the pandemic keep you from prayers, hope and hearing the Word of God!
Click here for a list of churches in the community.
Foodland Give Aloha!
News from the Nation
Alliance Defending Freedom and COVID-19
As the world weathers the challenges of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, you've likely experienced drastic changes to your daily life. (Click here to read ADF's COVID-19 Reopening Resource)
In the past few weeks, as officials attempt to stop the spread of COVID-19, some have overstepped their authority. At times, these officials quickly course-correct after learning the unintended consequences of their orders. Some have taken prodding from ADF letters to set the record-and the law-straight. Others continue to violate the First Amendment, particularly when it comes to regulations placed on churches and other ministries.
Click here to read more.
Triple "F" Podcast
Faith in Politics: Recent Episodes
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