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Sunday, August 09, 2020
Fourth Read: Results from 406,425 votes
By Andrew Walden @ 12:25 AM :: 2161 Views :: Office of Elections

... Second Read results for all races ....

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Sunday, August 02, 2020
Pro-Telescope Voter Guide
By Samuel Wilder King II @ 6:33 PM :: 1111 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Office of Elections, OHA

...Here is the Imua TMT's latest voter guide. We have compiled a list of candidates and many of their stances on the TMT....

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Saturday, August 01, 2020
Important Reminders on Your Ballot
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 10:23 PM :: 434 Views :: Office of Elections

...You should have received your ballot already....

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Sunday, July 26, 2020
Attorney: Homeless Disenfranchised by all-mail voting system
By Selected News Articles @ 6:29 PM :: 637 Views :: Maui County, Homelessness, Office of Elections

...an individual may only obtain "general delivery" for 30 days in any 12 month period. This forces such registered voters to choose between having a ballot delivered for the primary or for the general election, but not both....

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Friday, July 24, 2020
Trump’s Case For Excluding Illegal Aliens From Census is Based on Hawaii Apportionment Ruling
By Selected News Articles @ 8:17 PM :: 906 Views :: National News, Office of Elections

... In Burns v. Richardson (1966) the Supreme Court held that tourists and other non-permanent residents could be excluded from apportionment in the Hawaii state legislature ....

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Sunday, July 12, 2020
Counties Announce Primary Ballot Mailing Dates
By News Release @ 6:27 PM :: 512 Views :: Office of Elections

...Kauai County will mail out ballots on Tues July 14, 2020....

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Saturday, July 11, 2020
Ige appoints Bennette Misalucha to State Senate until Special Election
By News Release @ 3:21 AM :: 522 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Office of Elections

...to fill the late Sen. Breene Harimoto’s state Senate seat. State Senate District 16 includes Pearl City....

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Tuesday, July 07, 2020
Voting in Hawaii: Changes and Reminders
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 3:13 AM :: 542 Views :: Office of Elections

...Gone are the days when you go to ballot booth.... 

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Tuesday, June 30, 2020
Hawaii Republicans Blocked from Observing Voter Count
By Brett Kulbis @ 10:38 PM :: 1458 Views :: Ethics, Office of Elections, Republican Party

...This year Hawaii will vote exclusively by mail. Now as many of us know this increases the chances of fraud. Couple that with the checkered history of our Office of Elections, makes it more important as ever that all political parties have representation in our vote counting centers across the State....

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Friday, June 12, 2020
Hearing Set for New Administrative Rules for Hawaii Elections
By News Release @ 3:19 AM :: 657 Views :: Office of Elections

...public hearing to afford all interested persons an opportunity to submit oral or written testimony on the proposed repeal of HAR, Title 3, Chapters 171 through 176, and adoption of HAR Title 3, Chapter 177....

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Tuesday, June 02, 2020
423 Candidates Pull Papers for Election--333 File
By News Release @ 10:59 PM :: 13347 Views :: Office of Elections

... 5 withdrawals by June 3 deadline....

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Wednesday, April 01, 2020
Elections Office Mails Out Signature Cards
By News Release @ 4:15 PM :: 748 Views :: Office of Elections

...Every registered voter should be on the lookout for a signature capture card in their mailbox....

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Thursday, March 19, 2020
Hawaii County Seeks to Fill Vacancies on Redistricting Commission
By News Release @ 12:01 AM :: 682 Views :: Hawaii County , Office of Elections

...One resident from each of the County’s nine Council districts is needed to fill the Commission vacancies. The commission needs to be appointed and confirmed by July 1, 2020....

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Friday, March 13, 2020
Aloha Aina Party Qualifies for Ballot Status
By News Release @ 5:15 PM :: 1213 Views :: Office of Elections

...The State Office of Elections has certified the AAP as legitimate and official after satisfying every requirement to be a political party in Hawaii....

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Friday, February 21, 2020
Political Engagement Among African Americans? -- Hawaii Ranks 42nd
By Selected News Articles @ 10:00 AM :: 934 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Office of Elections

...Hawaii Black Voter Turnout in 2018 Midterm – 46th (4th worst)....

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Tuesday, February 11, 2020
Ranked Choice Voting: Who Gets Disenfranchised?
By Selected News Articles @ 7:47 PM :: 1278 Views :: Democratic Party, Office of Elections

...Senator Brian Schatz February 4, 2020, tweeted, “Is there any solid reason to be against ranked choice voting? I’m honestly asking.”  OK.  We’re honestly answering....

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Saturday, February 08, 2020
92 Candidates File for Election
By News Release @ 5:30 PM :: 1396 Views :: Office of Elections

...complete list here....

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Thursday, January 30, 2020
Election 2020: Candidate Filing Opens Monday Feb 3
By News Release @ 4:03 PM :: 1160 Views :: Office of Elections

...Candidates seeking elective office can obtain nomination papers beginning Monday, February 3, 2020....

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Thursday, January 16, 2020
Vote-by-Mail Reminder Coming to Your Mailbox
By News Release @ 3:56 AM :: 829 Views :: Office of Elections

...Active voters should expect to receive the postcard within the next seven to ten days confirming they are properly registered....

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Tuesday, December 03, 2019
Common Cause: Vote by Mail 'Will be a Disaster'
By News Release @ 4:52 PM :: 1287 Views :: Office of Elections

...A mere 8 Voter Services Centers statewide to handle a comprehensive change to our voting system is destined to bring Primary Day and  Election Day to its knees....

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Friday, April 12, 2019
Honolulu Council Special Election Voting Ends Saturday April 13
By News Release @ 3:58 PM :: 6088 Views :: Honolulu County, Office of Elections

...As of Friday, March 29, 2019, the Office of the City Clerk has received 17,752 vote-by-mail ballots....

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Wednesday, March 06, 2019
House Passes Election Changes, Ethics, Campaign Spending Reforms
By News Release @ 10:07 PM :: 2212 Views :: Ethics, Office of Elections

...Representatives say bills also address money in politics, fight public corruption....

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Saturday, March 02, 2019
HB210: House Republicans Unanimously Oppose Ranked-Choice Voting
By News Release @ 1:43 AM :: 2333 Views :: Office of Elections

"If public officials can't understand it, how are supposed to expect our constituents to?"

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Wednesday, January 30, 2019
Republicans Call for Testimony on Bills
By Brett Kulbis @ 5:25 PM :: 3197 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii State Government, Office of Elections, Republican Party

...It is up to us to voice concerns and to make our voice heard.... 

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Tuesday, January 29, 2019
Honolulu Council Dist IV: Ige Signs Proclamation Calling for Special Election
By News Release @ 11:48 PM :: 2111 Views :: Honolulu County, Office of Elections

...April 13 End of All-Mail Voting for Special Election....

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Friday, January 25, 2019
Full Text: Supreme Court Invalidates Ozawa Win--Orders New Election
By Selected News Articles @ 10:41 PM :: 3350 Views :: Honolulu County, Office of Elections

...Ozawa-Waters Case Could Affect Vote by Mail Statewide....

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Saturday, January 19, 2019
Hawaii’s Failed Campaign Finance Law: The Case of the Star-Advertiser’s Missing Front Page Ad Disclaimer
By J. H. Snider Ph.D. @ 10:19 PM :: 3024 Views :: Ethics, Office of Elections

... The penalty to Preserve Our Hawaii for the violation would be $25; the penalty to the Star-Advertiser would be nothing ....

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Saturday, January 12, 2019
Candidates Already Lining up to Run for Gabbard's Congressional Seat
By Andrew Walden @ 12:15 AM :: 5574 Views :: Democratic Party, Congressional Delegation, Office of Elections, Politicians, Republican Party

...Within hours of Rep Tulsi Gabbard's presidential campaign announcement, the first hat is thrown into the ring for Hawaii CD2....

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Tuesday, November 06, 2018
Final Read—Hawaii Election Results
By Andrew Walden @ 11:33 PM :: 4718 Views :: Office of Elections

...Republicans return to State Senate....

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Monday, November 05, 2018
Election Day Reminders
By News Release @ 5:22 PM :: 2040 Views :: Office of Elections

...Polls are open from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Tuesday Nov 6....

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Sunday, October 21, 2018
Walk-in Early Voting Sites Open Tuesday Oct 23
By News Release @ 5:57 PM :: 2226 Views :: Office of Elections

...October 23 through November 3, registered voters may visit any early walk in voting location within their county to cast their ballot....

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Thursday, October 18, 2018
Hawaii Campaign Spending Commission Annual Survey
By News Release @ 3:19 PM :: 2744 Views :: Ethics, Office of Elections

...The last day to complete the survey is Wednesday, October 31....

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Thursday, October 18, 2018
Politically Engaged States--Hawaii 50th
By Selected News Articles @ 2:43 PM :: 2280 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Office of Elections

... Hawaii Lowest Tax Fairness and Lowest Political Engagement ....

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Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Volunteers Needed for Polling Places
By News Release @ 5:39 PM :: 3375 Views :: Office of Elections

...Over 300 volunteers are needed to work at polling places especially in Aiea, Kalihi, East Honolulu, Kaneohe, and North Shore areas....

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Thursday, October 04, 2018
Election Countdown--Dates to Remember
By Brett Kulbis @ 8:07 PM :: 2745 Views :: Office of Elections, Republican Party

...Election Day is Tuesday November 6....

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Wednesday, September 05, 2018
HSTA Rental Tax: Expedited Hearing for Counties Lawsuit
By News Release @ 10:48 PM :: 3794 Views :: Education K-12, Labor, Office of Elections, Taxes

...After amended complaints were filed, the state Office of Elections said the ballot will not have a title....

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Sunday, August 12, 2018
FINAL Read Ige 50.2% -- Hanabusa 43.4%
By News Release @ 12:03 AM :: 4259 Views :: Office of Elections

... Complete Printout from State Office of Elections 122 of 249 Precincts reporting on 2nd read....

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Saturday, August 11, 2018
Primary Election Day Reminders
By News Release @ 3:31 PM :: 2109 Views :: Office of Elections

...Polls are open from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.....

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Thursday, August 09, 2018
HD43 Republicans Lose Chance to Replace Disqualified Candidate
By Andrew Walden @ 5:23 AM :: 3398 Views :: Office of Elections, Republican Party

...Instead of Republicans nominating a replacement, Sailau Timoteo, August 6, 2018, sent the following message to the Hawaii Attorney General....

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Sunday, August 05, 2018
American Samoa Citizenship Question Not So Simple
By Andrew Walden @ 7:30 PM :: 6050 Views :: National News, Law Enforcement, Office of Elections, Republican Party

...people who might be accused of knowingly promulgating the candidacy of a non-citizen or voting by a non-citizen should very carefully consider the ramifications of the following federal laws....

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Saturday, August 04, 2018
Proclamation: HD43 Sailau Timoteo is No Longer Considered to be a Candidate
By News Release @ 10:59 PM :: 2477 Views :: Office of Elections

...because she did not meet the constitutional requirements for the office at the time of the filing of her nomination paper....

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Saturday, August 04, 2018
Early Voting Ends Thursday Aug 9
By News Release @ 10:16 PM :: 3925 Views :: Office of Elections

...Starting July 30 through August 9, registered voters may visit any early walk in voting location within their county to cast their ballot....

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Tuesday, July 03, 2018
ACLU Demands Pahoa Voters be Allowed to Register and Vote in Person on Election Day
By News Release @ 5:28 PM :: 2999 Views :: Hawaii County , Office of Elections

...The letter, written by ACLU of Hawai’i Legal Director, Mateo Caballero, vows swift legal action if the “severe burden on the right to vote” imposed by the Office of Elections’ current voting plans for areas of Hawai‘i Island affected by the eruption of Kilauea Volcano are not fixed....

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Monday, June 25, 2018
Election Officials Mail Absentee Ballots to Voters Affected by Lava
By News Release @ 3:49 PM :: 3501 Views :: Hawaii County , Office of Elections

...The Hawaii County Elections Division will begin mailing absentee ballots on June 25, 2018 to voters originally assigned to Pahoa Community Center, 04-03, and Pahoa High/Intermediate School, 04-04....

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Friday, June 08, 2018
Filing Open Until June 22 for Ewa Beach Senate Dist 19 Race
By News Release @ 4:54 PM :: 2557 Views :: Office of Elections

...for the purpose of nominating and electing a State Senator to fill a vacant seat, caused by the resignation of the Honorable Will Espero, from the Hawaii State Senate....

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Friday, June 08, 2018
Nago Closes Puna Polling Places—Absentee-Only for Lava Zone
By News Release @ 4:49 PM :: 3023 Views :: Hawaii County , Office of Elections

...voters assigned to Pahoa Community Center (District Precinct 04-03) and Pahoa High & Intermediate School (District Precinct 04-04) are at risk of not being able to vote....

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Tuesday, June 05, 2018
Elections: 394 Candidates Pull Papers -- 327 File -- 4 Withdraw
By News Release @ 10:00 PM :: 27783 Views :: Office of Elections

...Filing is pau. Deadline to withdraw is Weds June 6, 2018....

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Thursday, May 31, 2018
Election Volunteers Needed for Polling Places
By News Release @ 10:18 AM :: 2879 Views :: Office of Elections

...The Office of Elections is looking for volunteers to help conduct the 2018 Primary Election on Saturday, August 11 and the General Election on Tuesday, November 6....

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Friday, May 18, 2018
Applicants Sought for Hawaii Elections Commission
By News Release @ 12:08 AM :: 2867 Views :: Ethics, Office of Elections

...Chief Justice Recktenwald is soliciting applications from residents of the County of Kauai....

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Monday, April 30, 2018
Con-Con: The People v. Hawaii Supreme Court
By J. H. Snider Ph.D. @ 3:29 PM :: 5770 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii History, Hawaii State Government, Office of Elections

...The Court’s 1997 ruling on the majority required to call a state constitutional convention was a travesty of justice....

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