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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 :: 3008 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 :: 2987 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 8, 2016
Seven Political Parties on Hawaii Primary Ballot
By News Release @ 7:33 PM :: 3208 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 7, 2016
Who’s Running: Candidates Pulling Papers as of May 6, 2016
By Andrew Walden @ 12:42 PM :: 3419 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 :: 3278 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 :: 3594 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 :: 2958 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 :: 2814 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 :: 3481 Views :: Military, Office of Elections

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

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Friday, April 8, 2016
Who’s Running: Candidates Pulling Papers as of April 8, 2016
By News Release @ 8:15 PM :: 2181 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 8, 2016
9th Circuit Says Hawaii Cannabis Church Bogarted Evidence
By Robert Thomas @ 7:42 PM :: 5375 Views :: Environment, Land Use, Office of Elections, Drugs

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

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Wednesday, April 6, 2016
What Does Evenwel v. Abbott Mean For "One Person, One Vote?"
By Robert Thomas @ 7:16 PM :: 2346 Views :: Office of Elections

Evenwel has transformed the "one-person, one-vote'" rule in reapportionment cases into more of a "one-person, one-representative" principle....

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Monday, April 4, 2016
Evenwel Ruling: States May, not Must, Count Everyone In Reapportionment
By Robert Thomas @ 10:37 PM :: 2639 Views :: Office of Elections

...Evenwel is the sleeper case of the Term, and opened the possibility that the we might finally get an answer to a question the Supreme Court has dodged for over fifty years....

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Friday, April 1, 2016
Who’s Running: Candidates Pulling Papers as of April 1, 2016
By News Release @ 11:56 PM :: 2632 Views :: Office of Elections

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

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Friday, March 25, 2016
Who’s Running: Candidates Pulling Papers as of March 24, 2016
By News Release @ 8:22 PM :: 3133 Views :: Office of Elections

The candidate filing process allows qualified individuals to have their names appear on the ballot....

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Friday, March 18, 2016
Who’s Running: Candidates Pulling Papers as of March 18, 2016
By News Release @ 11:59 PM :: 2558 Views :: Office of Elections

Candidates must complete and file a nomination paper to appear on the ballot....

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Saturday, March 12, 2016
Who’s Running: Candidates Pulling Papers as of March 11, 2016
By News Release @ 11:54 PM :: 2798 Views :: Office of Elections

The candidate filing process allows qualified individuals to have their names appear on the ballot.....

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Friday, March 4, 2016
Who’s Running: Candidates Pulling Papers as of March 4, 2016
By News Release @ 9:00 PM :: 2974 Views :: Office of Elections

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

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Wednesday, March 2, 2016
Demographic and Economic Profiles of Hawaii's Electorate
By News Release @ 11:59 AM :: 3558 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Office of Elections

In advance of the Hawaii caucuses on March 8 and March 26, the Census Bureau presents a variety of statistics that give an overall profile of the state’s voting-age population and industries....

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Saturday, February 27, 2016
Who’s Running: Candidates Pulling Papers as of Feb 26, 2016
By News Release @ 5:01 AM :: 3015 Views :: Office of Elections

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

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Saturday, February 20, 2016
Who’s Running: Candidates Pulling Papers as of Feb 19, 2016
By News Release @ 11:59 PM :: 3228 Views :: Office of Elections

Candidates must complete and file a nomination paper to appear on the ballot.....

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Saturday, February 13, 2016
Who’s Running: Candidates Pulling Papers as of Feb 12, 2016
By News Release @ 2:08 AM :: 3733 Views :: Office of Elections, Politicians

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

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Saturday, February 6, 2016
Campaign 2016: Dozens of Politicians Pull Papers in First Week
By News Release @ 10:11 PM :: 3314 Views :: Office of Elections

A complete list of all candidates for public office who have pulled papers as of Friday Feb 5, 2016....

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Thursday, January 28, 2016
2016 Elections: Candidate Filing Begins Monday Feb 1
By News Release @ 1:34 AM :: 2615 Views :: Office of Elections

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

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Tuesday, December 29, 2015
Green Party v Nago: ‘Mistakes were made, Election Office Fell Short’
By Robert Thomas @ 3:54 AM :: 3000 Views :: Office of Elections

..."execution of the 2012 General Election fell short of the electorate's reasonable expectations" -- ICA, Dec 18, 2015....

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Tuesday, December 8, 2015
Hawaii Might Finally Be Forced To Include Military Among ‘We The People’
By Robert Thomas @ 9:13 PM :: 3701 Views :: Military, Office of Elections

The U.S. Supreme Court is now considering that question in a Texas case in which Hawaii’s decades-long exclusion of active-duty military and families from the body politic is front and center....

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Monday, December 7, 2015
Evenwel: Will Supreme Court Overturn 50 Years of Hawaii Apportionment Law?
By Robert Thomas @ 3:45 PM :: 3248 Views :: Military, Office of Elections

Tomorrow, the US Supreme Court is hearing oral arguments in two election law cases, Evenwel v. Abbott, No. 14-940, and Harris v. Arizona Ind. Redistricting Comm'n, No. 14-232....

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Sunday, November 29, 2015
Vote-by-Mail: Old-Boy Trick to Disenfranchise Independent Voters?
By Andrew Walden @ 9:43 PM :: 4463 Views :: Labor, Office of Elections, GMOs

in 2014 the difference in voting pattern between absentee voters and Election Day voters was as much as 37.2% ...

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Friday, October 2, 2015
U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii Voter Registration Drive
By News Release @ 2:49 AM :: 3538 Views :: Military, Office of Elections

U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii’s Installation Voting Assistance Office will host a voter registration drive in the lobby of the main Post Exchange, Oct. 5, 10 a.m.-2 p.m....

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Thursday, October 1, 2015
'Aha Candidates--Legislators, Trustee Violate Resign to Run Law
By Andrew Walden @ 5:43 AM :: 5576 Views :: Akaka Bill, Office of Elections, OHA
The three candidates for immediate resignation:
OHA Trustee Rowena Akana
Sen Brickwood Galuteria
Rep Kaniela Ing
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Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Hawaii AG on Reapportionment: We Want to Count Everybody--But only in Texas
By Robert Thomas @ 4:05 PM :: 2540 Views :: Office of Elections

Hawaii AG joins amici brief supporting Texas in Evenwel v. Abbott....

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Friday, September 25, 2015
Hawaii Apportionment Plaintiffs to Supreme Court: ‘Count Everyone’
By Robert Thomas @ 12:56 PM :: 2646 Views :: Office of Elections

Today we filed this amici brief in Evenwel v. Abbott....

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Wednesday, September 16, 2015
The Supreme Court’s ‘One Person, One Vote’ Case
By Heritage Foundation @ 5:10 PM :: 3091 Views :: Office of Elections

...whether electoral districts should continue to be drawn using a state’s total population, which is the current precedent, or if the system should shift to account only for eligible voters....

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Friday, September 11, 2015
Evenwel v Abbott Could Affect Hawaii Reapportionment
By Robert Thomas @ 5:33 PM :: 2972 Views :: Office of Elections

Evenwel v. Abbott, the one-person-one-vote reapportionment case currently being briefed in the U.S. Supreme Court....

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Monday, August 17, 2015
Desperate, Nai Aupuni Claims Not to be Controlled by OHA
By News Release @ 1:50 PM :: 4420 Views :: Akaka Bill, Office of Elections, OHA

"The laws ... do not apply to Na‘i Aupuni" 

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Thursday, August 13, 2015
Lawsuit Challenges Kanaiolowalu, Na'i Aupuni, OHA
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:53 PM :: 5310 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Office of Elections, OHA
“Who would believe that in this day and age U.S. citizens are being denied access to the right to vote explicitly because of their race and their points of view?”
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Tuesday, August 4, 2015
Hawaii Launches On-Line Voter Registration Site
By News Release @ 9:36 PM :: 2879 Views :: Office of Elections

Click HERE to register to vote in Hawaii ....

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Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Hawaii Reapportionment Commission Breathes A Sigh Of Relief
By Robert Thomas @ 1:49 AM :: 2987 Views :: Office of Elections

...today's 5-4 decision in Arizona State Legislature v. Arizona Independent Redistricting Comm'n....

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Thursday, June 4, 2015
Adulthood - Interrupted: Hawaii Leads the Way
By Selected News Articles @ 10:25 PM :: 4576 Views :: Health Care, Office of Elections, Drugs

In Progressive World, there are at least four stages of legally becoming an adult....

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Thursday, June 4, 2015
Representation based on 'Eligible Voters' would Underrepresent Families
By Selected News Articles @ 2:19 AM :: 4378 Views :: Family, Office of Elections

A recent case to be heard by the Supreme Court may seem harmless on its face, but has much deeper ramifications for people of faith, and especially families....

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Tuesday, June 2, 2015
Hawaii "Is Exception To Constitutional Law" In State Reapportionment
By Robert Thomas @ 9:31 PM :: 3913 Views :: Military, Office of Elections

...the Texas case may open up future Hawaii reapportionments to legal challenge if Hawaii persists in applying the same or similar standards....

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Thursday, May 28, 2015
WSJ: "Hawaii Military Carve Out May Play Role in Voting District Case"
By Robert Thomas @ 4:11 PM :: 3197 Views :: Office of Elections
SCOTUS To Revisit One-Person-One-Vote: Representational Equality Or Voting Equality?
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Thursday, April 2, 2015
Hawaii Senate creates panel to review Sen. Brickwood Galuteria's qualifications
By Selected News Articles @ 1:49 PM :: 4631 Views :: Ethics, Office of Elections, Politicians

...the new committee will explore whether Galuteria is qualified to serve....

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Monday, March 16, 2015
Elections Officer Scott Nago selected for Lava Tube Dishonor
By News Release @ 9:52 PM :: 3628 Views :: Office of Elections

...the Lava Tube dishonor is given for a lack of communication and keeping the public in the dark....

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Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Is The Hawaii Reapportionment Commission About To Go The Way Of The 'O'o Bird?
By Robert Thomas @ 11:38 PM :: 2877 Views :: Office of Elections

...come June, we'll be watching for more guidance from the Supreme Court.....

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Saturday, January 31, 2015
Compulsory Voting for Hawaii?
By Rep Gene Ward @ 6:19 PM :: 3539 Views :: Office of Elections

Voting has been compulsory in Australia since 1912 and appears to have reached about 94% voter turn-out in most elections....

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Wednesday, December 24, 2014
Hawaii Supreme Court Confirms Election Contests Are Tough
By Robert Thomas @ 11:57 PM :: 2973 Views :: Office of Elections

The statutory standards for an original jurisdiction action in the Hawaii Supreme Court challenging the outcome of an election are pretty rigorous.... 

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Sunday, December 21, 2014
Motions Fly in Lawsuit Seeking Removal of Schatz from Office
By Andrew Walden @ 8:23 PM :: 5251 Views :: Congressional Delegation, Office of Elections

"...Defendants, pursuant to Hawaii law, selected this appointee through a process that ignores the Seventeenth Amendment...."

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Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Top Chicago Labor Law Firm Takes Aim at Illegal Appointment of Brian Schatz
By Selected News Articles @ 10:09 PM :: 4624 Views :: Congressional Delegation, Office of Elections

The Geoghegan firm successfully represented plaintiffs in Judge v. Quinn involving related Seventeenth Amendment issues resulting from the temporary appointment to the US Senate of Roland Burris....

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Monday, November 24, 2014
Tommy Waters Sues for Recount in East Oahu Council Race
By Selected News Articles @ 8:47 PM :: 4376 Views :: Honolulu County, Office of Elections

...Waters argues that the voting results suggest 128 ballots may have been miscounted out of the 37,178 cast....

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