OAHU RESIDENTS CAN NOW FILE FOR A SEAT ON THEIR NEIGHBORHOOD BOARD
Message to Supporters from Hawaii Republican Party December 16, 2014
WHY: “Serving on your Neighborhood Board presents the opportunity to create real change in your community, build a legacy, and network with other leaders,” said Mayor Kirk Caldwell. “No one knows a neighborhood better than the people who live in it." (Press Release, Neighborhood Board Commission Office, City and County of Honolulu)
WHAT: The Neighborhood Board System is the only government sponsored civic engagement system in the State of Hawai‘i. While they are advisory, board activities may include study and review of capital improvement projects and zoning concerns. They may also conduct educational programs on governmental decision making processes and establish community goals, objectives, and priorities.
WHO: Any Oahu resident who will be at least 18 years of age by February 20, 2015 can be a candidate, including military personnel, military family members, and legal resident aliens.
HOW: Click here for the Candidate Registration for the 2015 Neighborhood Board Elections for the Neighborhood Commission Department City and County of Honolulu.
DEADLINE: All forms must be hand delivered to the Neighborhood Board Commission office (530 South King Street, Room 406) or postmarked by February 20, 2015.
Please call the Hawaii Republican Party headquarters at 808-593-8180, or email firstname.lastname@example.org, if you would like to speak to a representative about running for a seat on your neighborhood board. We have many past and present neighborhood board members who can answer questions. Though neighborhood board elections are non-partisan, if you decide to run and would like support from other Republicans in your neighborhood, please let us know.
If you would like to speak to the Neighborhood Board Commission directly, call 768-3717.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
1) Who else is running?
Answer: Click here for current candidate list
2) Who can vote?
Answer: Any Oahu resident who will be at least 18 years of age by February 20, 2015 can vote, including military personnel, military family members, and legal resident aliens.
3) How do I register to vote?
Answer: If you registered to vote in the 2014 State elections, you are automatically eligible to vote in the 2015 Neighborhood Board elections. If you did not register in the 2014 State election, you can register for the 2015 Neighborhood Board elections by submitting a Voter Registration Form to the Neighborhood Commission Office (NCO). These forms will be available for download starting December 1, 2014 website at this link and are also available at the NCO. All forms must be hand delivered to the NCO or postmarked by February 20, 2015. Assistance is also available by calling 768-3717.
4) How do I find out what Board area I live in?
Answer: There is a street index posted online at this link. Assistance is also available by calling 768-3717.
5) When will the Board elections take place?
Answer: The election is slated to begin April 23, 2015 and end May 15, 2015.
6) When will the results be announced?
Answer: The results are released no later then 7 days following the end of voting.
7) How often do Neighborhood Boards get elected?
Answer: Neighborhood Boards are elected every two years, in odd numbered years.
8) Why doesn’t NCO hold elections in conjunction with the State elections?
Answer: The State has opined that the neighborhood board elections may not be permitted into the state's polling places during the conduct of state or county elections.
9) When do the Neighborhood Boards meet?
Answer: Click here for the current schedule. Note, meetings are subject to change.