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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 :: 4238 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 :: 4206 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 :: 4624 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 :: 4563 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 :: 6616 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 :: 7778 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 :: 4201 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 :: 4494 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 :: 6704 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 :: 6705 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 :: 5699 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 :: 4696 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 :: 6809 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 :: 5465 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 :: 4396 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 :: 5272 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 :: 4370 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 :: 7167 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 :: 6403 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 :: 6238 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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Tuesday, November 4, 2014
Hawaii Election Results--Highlights
By Andrew Walden @ 11:34 PM :: 8414 Views :: Office of Elections

Two new House Republicans elected.  Anti-GMO initiative wins on Maui ....

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Tuesday, November 4, 2014
US Attorney Appoints Election Officer to Investigate Voter Fraud in Hawaii
By News Release @ 1:54 PM :: 4195 Views :: Office of Elections

In addition, the FBI will have special agents available in each field office and resident agency....

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Monday, November 3, 2014
Find Your Polling Place and Print Out a Sample Ballot
By News Release @ 6:19 PM :: 4308 Views :: Office of Elections

Find your polling place and print out a sample ballot from the Hawaii Office of Elections....

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Saturday, November 1, 2014
Lawsuit Seeks Removal of Schatz from Office
By News Release @ 1:38 AM :: 9937 Views :: Congressional Delegation, Judiciary, Office of Elections, Politicians

...the election being conducted by Defendant Nago and the State of Hawaii Office of Elections is unconstitutional under the Seventeenth Amendment....

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Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Cayetano Blames One Party System for Low Turnout
By Malia Zimmerman @ 4:09 PM :: 9894 Views :: Democratic Party, Hawaii Statistics, Office of Elections, Politicians, Republican Party
“The Democrats who run against each other are pretty much on the same side on social issues, so it just comes down who has greater resources and who is more popular.”
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Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Lava Flow: Schools Closing but Polling Stations Expected to Open
By News Release @ 3:54 PM :: 6089 Views :: Education K-12, Office of Elections

Keonepoko and Pahoa High School will remain as election polling sites for the General Election on Tuesday, November 4....

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Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Walk-In Early Voting Begins October 21
By News Release @ 12:36 AM :: 4543 Views :: Office of Elections

Early Voting Walk-In Locations ....

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Sunday, October 5, 2014
After Taxes, Housing, and Utilities, Hawaii Residents Fifth Poorest in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 5:24 PM :: 6888 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Office of Elections

...Hawaii disposable income = $34,683 rank 47th of 51....

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Sunday, September 28, 2014
October 6 Last Day to Register to Vote
By News Release @ 6:15 PM :: 5853 Views :: Office of Elections, Small Business
October 6: Last day to register to vote. >>> Register HERE <<<
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Thursday, August 28, 2014
Supreme Court Dismisses All Three Puna Election Challenges
By Robert Thomas @ 10:10 PM :: 6376 Views :: Judiciary, Office of Elections

Today must be election contest day at the Hawaii Supreme Court....

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Voting Issues Scrutinized at Election Commission Meeting
By Sen. Sam Slom @ 7:36 PM :: 4570 Views :: Office of Elections

...No accountability for past and present errors in the election process by the Chief Elections Officer....

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014
According To State, ACLU Complaint About Postponed Puna Primary Not An "Election Contest"
By Robert Thomas @ 8:40 PM :: 4416 Views :: Office of Elections

You can tell what kind of case is before what Hawaii appellate court by the case designation at the top of the fist page flysheet....

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Full Text: Nago's Report to Elections Commission
By News Release @ 5:41 AM :: 4576 Views :: Office of Elections

...the staff decided to start over and re-read all memory cards. It is at this point that one memory card was not read again....

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Monday, August 25, 2014
Hawaii commission opens investigation into election day debacles
By Malia Zimmerman @ 11:10 PM :: 4767 Views :: Office of Elections

Three Hawaii lawmakers called on the State Elections Commission to fire Chief Elections Officer Scott Nago Friday during a standing room-only commission meeting....

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Sunday, August 24, 2014
"Not A Typical Election Contest" Filed Over Postponed Puna Primary
By Robert Thomas @ 6:24 AM :: 6335 Views :: Hawaii County , Office of Elections

...Thursday at 4:30 p.m. was the statutory deadline for instituting an "election contest" in the Hawaii Supreme Court....

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Sunday, August 24, 2014
ACLU sues for Hawaii Island residents to get second chance to vote
By Malia Zimmerman @ 6:22 AM :: 4701 Views :: Office of Elections

...The ACLU lawsuit asks the Hawaii Supreme Court to allow any registered voter affected by Iselle to cast a vote to be included in the August 2014 primary results....

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Thursday, August 21, 2014
ACLU Lawsuit Challenges Puna Voting
By News Release @ 11:27 PM :: 5368 Views :: Hawaii County , Office of Elections

...lawsuit filed Thursday asks the State Supreme Court to allow any registered voter affected by Tropical Storm Iselle to cast a vote....

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Wednesday, August 20, 2014
No Lawsuit: Hanabusa Calls for Legislative Investigation of Election, Does not Endorse Schatz
By News Release @ 4:25 PM :: 6555 Views :: Democratic Party, Office of Elections, Politicians

...I heard from many who feel strongly that they were disenfranchised from the voting process this election and I stand ready to support any collaborative effort to have those voices heard....

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Sunday, August 17, 2014
Hawaii Senate Primary Election Update: There's A Dem Nominee ... For Now?
By Robert Thomas @ 6:45 PM :: 4296 Views :: Office of Elections

Candidates would have until this Thursday to file a complaint. The Supreme Court would then have four days to make a ruling....

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Saturday, August 16, 2014
Nago Fiasco: 'Thousands Disenfranchised' Hanabusa May Challenge Results, Oshiro Talks Special Session
By Selected News Articles @ 5:30 PM :: 7581 Views :: Hawaii County , Office of Elections

...Lawmakers would have to round up 17 Senate and 34 House members willing to do it, and they’d need five days to move any bills through....

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Friday, August 15, 2014
Primary Results-- Full Printout
By Andrew Walden @ 11:59 PM :: 12673 Views :: Office of Elections

...With Puna voting completed and 800 mail-in absentee votes 'found' on Maui....

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Friday, August 15, 2014
Applicants Sought for the Hawaii Elections Commission
By News Release @ 12:37 AM :: 3790 Views :: Office of Elections

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

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Thursday, August 14, 2014
Abercrombie Has Vested Interest in Quick Puna Vote
By Selected News Articles @ 11:56 PM :: 7576 Views :: Democratic Party, Office of Elections, Politicians

...Puna residents have been shamelessly made the latest pawns of Progressives as they desperately attempt to hold on to power after a stunning rebuke at last Saturday’s primary elections....

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Thursday, August 14, 2014
Judge Nakamura: Puna Votes "Even if it is Unconstitutional"
By News Release @ 11:08 PM :: 6439 Views :: Democratic Party, Office of Elections, Politicians

...Though the judge in the case had numerous problems with holding a hasty election without proper notice, he ruled that "the court is not supposed to interfere with an ongoing election process even if it is unconstitutional."....

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Thursday, August 14, 2014
Judge Rejects Lawsuit To Delay Puna Voting--Polls Open Fri 7AM
By Robert Thomas @ 4:27 PM :: 8427 Views :: Hawaii County , Office of Elections, Politicians

...The motion for preliminary injunction asserts that holding the postponed election on Friday is just too soon, essentially because the two precincts are still a mess....

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Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Full Text: Hanabusa Letter Calls for Election Delay, Demands Louie Step Aside
By News Release @ 2:59 PM :: 6371 Views :: Hawaii County , Office of Elections, Politicians

...To ensure unbiased counsel through the remainder of this election, the Office of Elections should not continue to receive legal advice from Mr. Louie....

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Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Puna to Pick Senator
By Malia Zimmerman @ 1:59 PM :: 5671 Views :: Office of Elections, Politicians

...New Age seekers, Hawaiian sovereignty activists, organic farmers and the odd pakalolo grower....

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Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Issues To Watch In The Promised Lawsuit Challenging Hurricane Primary
By Robert Thomas @ 5:46 AM :: 4335 Views :: Office of Elections

...we'll see soon enough how the challenge is framed, in what court it is brought, and what relief it seeks. Stay tuned....

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Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Anger Boils in Puna as Nago Changes Election Three Times in Three Days
By News Release @ 4:41 PM :: 7775 Views :: Hawaii County , Democratic Party, Office of Elections

...This repeated change in the date, location and method of the election; 3 times in 3 days, twice within hours of each other, is a violation of the election laws....

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Monday, August 11, 2014
Incumbent Hawaii governor out in historic upset
By Malia Zimmerman @ 6:27 PM :: 5504 Views :: Office of Elections, Politicians

Ige got 143,835 votes, Abercrombie, 67,368....

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