Delayed Voting Could Sink Hanohano
KITV: With five Democrats challenging controversial state Rep. Faye Hanohano, releasing results before all voters have made up their minds could influence which candidate makes it to November's general election.
Earlier this year, Hanohano was reprimanded by House Speaker Joe Souki and forced to apologize because of her conduct in committee hearings and because of ethnic slurs she made in the presence of workers from the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts.
"People can vote strategically and we don't want that to inadvertently affect elections," said Lim. "Ideally, we would want people to vote on who they connect with and whose issues align best with theirs."
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Thousands of Puna Voters to be Cut out of Voting
KHON: “The elections office is going to go forward with the election as planned,” said State Attorney General David Louie.
That was the announcement earlier Friday, which was meant to be statewide. But later, civil defense officials saw aftermath in Puna on the Big Island that led election officials to postpone polling at Hawaii Paradise Community Center and Keoneopoko Elementary School Saturday.
They say impassable roads have left much of that community isolated.
About 8,000 voters are registered there, and anyone who did not vote early by mail or in person will be given an absentee ballot somehow after Saturday, and will be given until an undetermined time to vote — by state law no more than 21 days.
According to Louie, the postponement will not affect the reporting, the tabulation and the distribution of the results from the rest of the state. Results will be announced as planned Saturday night....
Meanwhile all other polling places must still open at 7 a.m. Saturday, while many election officials keep their fingers crossed that things like weather, road conditions even power reliability will remain favorable....
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