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Hawaii Legislature: 52% ‘Big Fail’
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 6:18 PM :: 6179 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics, Office of Elections

2016 VoterVoice Survey Results

From Hawaii Family Forum, July, 2016

In May and June of 2016, we asked our constituents to grade the Hawaii State Legislators on their work during the 2016 legislative session.

112 respondents graded the legislature on several issues.  Scoring is as follows:

A = Outstanding Work  1%
B = The legislators did a pretty good job making things a bit better  5%
C = Status Quo  24%
D = Legislators made things a bit worse  18%
F = Big Fail  52%

Click here to see the results.

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iVOTE -- Election Resources Now Available

Need election information?  Visit iVOTE Hawaii.

The HFF Voter Guide for the Primary Election will be available the first week of August.  Although we cannot guarantee a good response rate, we will make every opportunity to provide you with not only the phone number of the candidate, but their email and website (if available) so you can contact them directly.  Unfortunately, because of funding limitations this year, we cannot produce a newspaper print copy.  A PDF copy will be available online the first week of August.  We do have posters available for churches for free and a booklet on "How to Conduct Voter Registration in Your Church Community."  Call (808) 203-6714 for more information on how your church can plug into the iVOTE Hawaii campaign.

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Primary Election Deadline to Register Fast Approaching

Choosing a new president isn't the only big decision voters have to make this election season. People in this great State of Hawai'i will also decide which state and local candidates will make it onto the ballot this fall when they vote in the state Primary Election on August 11th.

But you can't vote if you're not registered! Click here to register to vote online today.  Remember, the deadline to register to vote in the Primary Election is Thursday, July 14th!

Are you already registered to vote? Consider registering others by hosting a Voter Registration Drive at your church or community center. You can download our Voter Registration Manual by clicking here or email us to request a kit be mailed/delivered to you.

Less than 40% of eligible voters are registered and vote in Hawai'i on election day.  That means that a minority is choosing the leaders who end up making political decisions for the majority. 

We encourage you to be the change in election turnout this election year - get educated on where the candidates stand, and VOTE!

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How to Vote in the State of Hawai'i

From the Office of Elections Website

Early Voting

Voters do not have to wait until election day to vote. Any registered voter may request a mail ballot or cast their vote at an early walk-in location within their county.

Vote by Mail

To request a permanent mail ballot, download and complete the Wikiwiki Voter Registration & Permanent Absentee Application or submit the request online.

Mail Ballot Request Deadline

Track Your Ballot

For a Replacement Ballot

Voted Ballots

Permanent mail voter status is terminated if any one of the following occurs:

  • Voter fails to return a voted ballot by 6:00 p.m., close of polls in both the primary and general election.
  • Voter dies, loses their voting rights, registers to vote in another jurisdiction, or is otherwise disqualified from voting.
  • Voter's ballot, notification card, or any other election mail is returned as undeliverable for any reason.
  • Voter requests in writing that their permanent status be terminated.

Vote Early In-Person

Voters may also walk-in to any early walk-in location in their county to cast their vote before election day. Early walk-in dates are as follows:

Primary Election: August 1 - 11, 2016 General Election: October 25 - November 5, 2016

County of Hawaii  |  Maui  |  Kauai  |  Honolulu

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

Additional questions?

Visit Frequently Asked Questions for answers to the most common questions about voting by mail.  (Need a printable sheet?)

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Office of Elections Needs Poll Watchers!

Sign up to be an Election Day Official!

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

Volunteers gain first-hand knowledge and experience in the electoral process while receiving a stipend. Work hours vary by position.

Election Dates

Primary Election: August 13, 2016

General Election: November 8, 2016

Polls are open from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm.  Work hours vary by position.

Qualifications

  • At least 16 years of age on or before June 30 of the election year.
  • A registered or pre-registered voter in the State of Hawaii.
  • Able to read and write English.
Click here for more information from the Office of Elections and to sign up.  This is a great opportunity for our youth leaders to get involved in the process.
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