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Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Hawaii Supreme Court Oral Arguments: When Is Election Law Admin Appeal "Brought?"
By Robert Thomas @ 9:42 PM :: 3273 Views :: Office of Elections

...when it is mailed by the appellant, or when received by the Board of Registration Appeals....

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Tuesday, February 07, 2017
US Supreme Court to Consider Hearing Hawaii Democrats Closed Primary Suit
By Selected News Articles @ 8:21 PM :: 5515 Views :: Democratic Party, First Amendment, Office of Elections

On February 17, the court will decide whether to reconsider the findings of lower courts in the cases of Ravalli County Republican Party v McCulloch and Democratic Party of Hawaii v Nago....

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Wednesday, February 01, 2017
DOH fights lawsuit on their non-posting of inspection reports even as two bills in the Legislature again fund the posting
By Selected News Articles @ 3:59 PM :: 4628 Views :: Ethics, Health Care, Office of Elections

This is how the state spends your taxpayer money....

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Friday, January 13, 2017
Did Activists Meet Deadline to Challenge Council Candidate?
By Robert Thomas @ 1:46 PM :: 5058 Views :: Hawaii County , Ethics, Office of Elections

...Writ to Watch: Hyland v. Gonzales....

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Saturday, November 19, 2016
Supreme Court: Challenge to Hawaii Council Candidate’s Eligibility Must be Heard
By Robert Thomas @ 3:27 PM :: 3534 Views :: Office of Elections

...Oral arguments in the case are set for January 19, 2017....

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Wednesday, November 09, 2016
Final Read—Hawaii Election Results
By Andrew Walden @ 12:04 AM :: 6167 Views :: Office of Elections

...Akina for OHA winning with all precincts reporting!....

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Tuesday, November 08, 2016
Polls Open 7AM—Find Your Polling Place
By News Release @ 2:24 AM :: 3284 Views :: Office of Elections

Polls are open from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Anyone in line at 6:00 p.m. will be allowed to vote....

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Saturday, November 05, 2016
Walk-In Early Voting Ends Saturday Nov 5
By News Release @ 12:01 AM :: 10036 Views :: Office of Elections

Visit any Early Walk-In Location within your county from Tuesday, October 25 – Saturday, November 5....

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Friday, November 04, 2016
Political Engagement -- Hawaii Ranks 47th
By Selected News Articles @ 3:15 AM :: 4086 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Office of Elections

Civic participation is a key ingredient of a well-functioning democracy....

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Wednesday, October 26, 2016
U.S. Attorney Appoints Election Officer for Hawaii
By News Release @ 5:53 PM :: 3977 Views :: Ethics, Office of Elections

Federal law protects against such crimes as intimidating or bribing voters, buying and selling votes, impersonating voters, altering vote tallies, stuffing ballot boxes, and marking ballots for voters against their wishes or without their input....

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Monday, October 17, 2016
Analysis: One Party System Leaves Hawaii Voters Among Least Powerful in 2016 Election
By Selected News Articles @ 9:00 PM :: 3780 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Office of Elections

...voters’ choices for senators in swing states hold much more power because they determine which political party controls the Senate....

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Sunday, October 09, 2016
Does the Electorate Reflect the Population? Hawaii Ranks 43rd
By Selected News Articles @ 6:26 AM :: 3705 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Office of Elections

Election history reveals a perpetually glaring problem....

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Friday, September 30, 2016
Voter Registration Deadline October 10 (sort of)
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 8:37 PM :: 3213 Views :: Office of Elections

Voters are eligible for late registration for the General Election at an early walk-in voting location....

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Friday, September 30, 2016
US Senators: Hawaii Office of Elections Violates Federal Law
By News Release @ 4:14 PM :: 4047 Views :: Office of Elections

Senators Schumer and Leahy: Hawaii Should Revise Voter Registration Deadlines to Comply With the National Voter Registration Act....

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Monday, September 26, 2016
Hawaii has the lowest rate of eligible residents registered to vote
By Selected News Articles @ 11:15 PM :: 3521 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Office of Elections

Only 64% of eligible Hawaii residents are registered to vote.... 

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Sunday, September 18, 2016
What are the Hawaii State and County Ballot questions?
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 3:19 PM :: 3700 Views :: Office of Elections

...Complete List of Ballot Questions....

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Friday, August 26, 2016
Special Election: CD2 Republican Nominee Files to Run as Democrat in CD1
By Andrew Walden @ 3:37 PM :: 8178 Views :: Democratic Party, Ethics, Office of Elections, Politicians, Republican Party

...UPDATE: Dems Will Seek Removal of Kaaihue from Ballot....

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Saturday, August 20, 2016
Ninth Circuit Shields Hawaii Open Primaries
By Selected News Articles @ 3:01 AM :: 5084 Views :: Democratic Party, First Amendment, Office of Elections

...Democrats noted that their party has just 65,000 formal members but turnout for the Democratic primaries in Hawaii hit a quarter of a million people....

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Tuesday, August 16, 2016
Closed Primary? 9th Circuit Rebuffs Hawaii Democrats (For Now)
By Robert Thomas @ 5:09 AM :: 4499 Views :: Democratic Party, Office of Elections
Stay tuned folks, this one isn't likely over....
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Monday, August 15, 2016
Full Text: 9th Circuit Rejects Hawaii Democrats Closed Primary Suit
By News Release @ 7:40 PM :: 3824 Views :: Democratic Party, Office of Elections

...Hawaii’s open primary system burdens the Democratic Party’s associational rights....

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Sunday, August 14, 2016
Primary Races: Full Statewide Results here
By Andrew Walden @ 12:50 AM :: 5615 Views :: Office of Elections

Full Printout of results Caldwell 43.9% to Djou 42.7% ....

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Saturday, August 13, 2016
Primary Election Day Saturday Aug 13—Find Your Polling Place Here
By News Release @ 2:48 AM :: 2908 Views :: Office of Elections
Polls Open Saturday August 13, 2016 between 7:00 am – 6:00 pm
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Sunday, August 07, 2016
Office of Elections Still Seeking Primary Day Poll Workers
By News Release @ 8:03 PM :: 3245 Views :: Office of Elections

Election Day Officials are recruited to assist voters, provide operational support, and ensure the integrity of the voting process....

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Wednesday, August 03, 2016
CD1 Special Election Set for General Election Day
By News Release @ 7:45 PM :: 3540 Views :: Congressional Delegation, Office of Elections

Nomination papers will be made available, beginning on Monday, August 15, 2016, at the Office of Elections....

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Sunday, July 31, 2016
Walk-in Voting Begins Monday Aug 1
By News Release @ 10:41 PM :: 3441 Views :: Office of Elections

...Qualified Hawaii residents may now register and vote on the same day, at Early Walk-In Locations....

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Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Voters win ballot shortage case against the Hawaii Office of Elections
By Selected News Articles @ 4:47 PM :: 2771 Views :: Office of Elections

The outcome of this case may affect other situations where a state agency relies on an “internal management” argument and ignores that their procedures affect private or public rights....

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Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Supreme Court: Mixed Decision on Office Of Election Ballot Practices
By Robert Thomas @ 7:35 AM :: 2785 Views :: Office of Elections

...the agency should have adopted rules and because it had not, the specific practices were invalid....

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Tuesday, July 19, 2016
2016 Candidate Info Available on League of Women Voters Website
By News Release @ 2:55 AM :: 3934 Views :: Office of Elections, Politicians

Candidate information is available for all counties in Hawaii. Nearly three hundred candidates....

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Thursday, July 14, 2016
Register to Vote Online Here -- Before Today's Deadline
By Andrew Walden @ 4:13 PM :: 6269 Views :: Office of Elections
Twenty-Four elections statewide will be decided on Primary Day--Saturday August 13.  Are you registered to vote?
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Sunday, July 10, 2016
Hawaii Legislature: 52% ‘Big Fail’
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 6:18 PM :: 4067 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics, Office of Elections

...2016 VoterVoice Survey Results....

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Wednesday, June 15, 2016
FULL TEXT: State GOP Files Challenge to Sen Laura Thielen Nomination Papers
By News Release @ 5:45 PM :: 5245 Views :: Office of Elections, Politicians, Republican Party

...under Hawaii's statute governing challenges to nomination papers (HRS Section 12-8)....

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Wednesday, June 08, 2016
Hawaii: Nineteen Elected without a Vote—Another 24 Will Never Face General Electorate
By Andrew Walden @ 8:34 PM :: 5715 Views :: Democratic Party, Office of Elections, Republican Party

At minimum, 43 elections will be decided without ever facing the general electorate.....

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Tuesday, June 07, 2016
FINAL DEADLINE: Candidates Filing
By Andrew Walden @ 8:23 PM :: 3573 Views :: Office of Elections
Candidate filing ended today, June 7, 2016.
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Tuesday, June 07, 2016
Who’s Running: Candidates Filing Papers as of June 6, 2016
By Andrew Walden @ 11:45 AM :: 2227 Views :: Office of Elections

Today, June 7, is the last day to file ....

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Saturday, June 04, 2016
Who’s Running: Candidates Pulling Papers as of June 3, 2016
By Andrew Walden @ 3:49 AM :: 3142 Views :: Office of Elections

... TUESDAY June 7 is the last day to file ....

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Friday, May 27, 2016
Who’s Running: Candidates Pulling Papers as of May 27, 2016
By Andrew Walden @ 10:00 PM :: 4581 Views :: Congressional Delegation, Office of Elections, Politicians

Hanabusa, Galuteria & Lei Ahu Isa pull papers to run for CD1 -- Tuesday June 7 is last day to file ....

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Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Election Office Admits ‘Mistakes Were Made’
By Robert Thomas @ 4:47 AM :: 2830 Views :: Office of Elections

After A Judicial Feeding Frenzy, The Hawaii Supreme Court Searches For Rules To Fix The Office Of Elections....

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Saturday, May 21, 2016
Supreme Court to Hear Challenge to Big Island Council Candidate’s Eligibility
By Robert Thomas @ 11:42 PM :: 3724 Views :: Judiciary, Office of Elections

If there's one thing that makes lawyers sit bolt upright in a sweat at 3 am, it's the prospect of missing a jurisdictional deadline....

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Friday, May 20, 2016
Who’s Running: Candidates Pulling Papers as of May 20, 2016
By Andrew Walden @ 10:16 PM :: 3114 Views :: Office of Elections

Tuesday June 7 is the last day to file ....

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Saturday, May 14, 2016
Who’s Running: Candidates Pulling Papers as of May 13, 2016
By News Release @ 11:28 PM :: 2931 Views :: Office of Elections

... Tuesday, June 7 is the last day to file ....

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Friday, May 13, 2016
Elections: Supreme Court to hear Green Party Suit Against Scott Nago
By Robert Thomas @ 4:08 AM :: 2909 Views :: Office of Elections

The Supreme Court will be hearing oral arguments Wednesday, May 18, 2016, at 8:45 a.m....

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Sunday, May 08, 2016
Seven Political Parties on Hawaii Primary Ballot
By News Release @ 7:33 PM :: 3124 Views :: Office of Elections

...Green Party of Hawaii, Non Partisan, Democratic Party of Hawaii, Hawaii Independent Party, American Shopping Party, Constitution Party of Hawaii, Hawaii Republican Party, and Libertarian Party of Hawaii....

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Saturday, May 07, 2016
Who’s Running: Candidates Pulling Papers as of May 6, 2016
By Andrew Walden @ 12:42 PM :: 3335 Views :: Office of Elections

... The deadline to file is Tuesday June 7 ....

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Saturday, April 30, 2016
Who’s Running: Candidates Pulling Papers as of April 29, 2016
By Andrew Walden @ 5:20 AM :: 3192 Views :: Office of Elections

The Candidate Report is available weekly....

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Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Hawaii Supreme Court Dismisses ‘Birther’ Challenge To Ted Cruz Eligibility
By Robert Thomas @ 3:55 AM :: 3491 Views :: Office of Elections, Republican Party

... when it makes allegations like this, there's not going to be much doubt about the outcome, is there? ....

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Friday, April 22, 2016
Who’s Running: Candidates Pulling Papers as of April 22, 2016
By News Release @ 11:52 PM :: 2874 Views :: Office of Elections

Candidate filing for the 2016 Elections runs from February 1, 2016 through June 7, 2016....

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Saturday, April 16, 2016
Who’s Running: Candidates Pulling Papers as of April 15, 2016
By News Release @ 11:12 PM :: 2733 Views :: Office of Elections

Candidate filing for the 2016 Elections runs from February 1, 2016 through June 7, 2016....

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Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Rep Takai Again Calls for Military in Hawaii Reapportionment
By News Release @ 3:01 PM :: 3380 Views :: Military, Office of Elections

...SCOTUS ruling confirms “one person one vote” standard for states....

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Friday, April 08, 2016
Who’s Running: Candidates Pulling Papers as of April 8, 2016
By News Release @ 8:15 PM :: 2125 Views :: Office of Elections

Candidate filing for the 2016 Elections runs from February 1, 2016 through June 7, 2016....

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Friday, April 08, 2016
9th Circuit Says Hawaii Cannabis Church Bogarted Evidence
By Robert Thomas @ 7:42 PM :: 5227 Views :: Environment, Land Use, Office of Elections, Drugs

Here's what we are reading today....

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