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Friday, March 27, 2020
228 Candidates File for Election
By News Release @ 10:00 PM :: 3463 Views :: Office of Elections

...weekly update from Office of Elections....

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Thursday, March 19, 2020
Hawaii County Seeks to Fill Vacancies on Redistricting Commission
By News Release @ 12:01 AM :: 263 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 :: 684 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 :: 586 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 :: 851 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 :: 1134 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 :: 805 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 :: 592 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 :: 1064 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 :: 5494 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 :: 1935 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 :: 2068 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 :: 2755 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 :: 1824 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 :: 3008 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 :: 2633 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 :: 5083 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 :: 4428 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 :: 1845 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 :: 2025 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 :: 2437 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 :: 1991 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 :: 3173 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 :: 2482 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 :: 3403 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 :: 3969 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 :: 1904 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 :: 3114 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 :: 5456 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 :: 2235 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 :: 3674 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 :: 2744 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 :: 3225 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 :: 2352 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 :: 2762 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 :: 26110 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 :: 2681 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 :: 2621 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 :: 5307 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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Saturday, March 10, 2018
Five Political Parties Qualify for Hawaii Ballot
By News Release @ 1:51 PM :: 2671 Views :: Office of Elections

...For the 2018 Elections, five political parties have qualified to appear on the ballot. They are....

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Friday, December 15, 2017
U.S. Election Assistance Commission Releases Hawaii Election Data Interactive
By News Release @ 12:11 PM :: 3270 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Office of Elections

...Online Tool Helps Users Pull Election Data for Specific State and Local Jurisdictions, Compare with Others....

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Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Residents of U.S. Territories Ask Court to Expand Voting Rights
By Selected News Articles @ 1:36 PM :: 2826 Views :: Office of Elections

...The Seventh Circuit heard oral arguments Friday in a case centered on whether residents of Guam, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands should be allowed to vote absentee in their former state of residence....

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Monday, May 15, 2017
Hawaii Democrats Push for Closed Primary Fails--SCOTUS Refuses to Hear Case
By Selected News Articles @ 4:05 PM :: 5774 Views :: Democratic Party, Office of Elections

... the Supreme Court refusal leaves lower court rulings intact ....

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Wednesday, March 08, 2017
Appeals court to hear arguments on whether Sen. Brickwood Galuteria lived in his district prior to his election
By Selected News Articles @ 3:10 AM :: 3712 Views :: Office of Elections
Did Brickwood Galuteria live in his district prior to his election to the Senate?
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Monday, March 06, 2017
Three Political Parties to be Removed from Hawaii Ballot
By Andrew Walden @ 9:27 PM :: 3382 Views :: Office of Elections

Mufi Hannemann’s Hawaii Independent Party, the Constitution Party, and The American Shopping Party are to be disqualified from the Hawaii ballot for 2018....

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Saturday, March 04, 2017
State Supreme Court says election board erred in not hearing challenge
By Robert Thomas @ 7:51 PM :: 2920 Views :: Office of Elections
In Hyland v. Gonzales, No. SCWC-15-0000053 (Mar. 2, 2017), the unanimous court held that the appellant timely "brought" his appeal to the Hawaii County Board of Registration....
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Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Hawaii Supreme Court Oral Arguments: When Is Election Law Admin Appeal "Brought?"
By Robert Thomas @ 9:42 PM :: 3119 Views :: Office of Elections

...when it is mailed by the appellant, or when received by the Board of Registration Appeals....

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Tuesday, February 07, 2017
US Supreme Court to Consider Hearing Hawaii Democrats Closed Primary Suit
By Selected News Articles @ 8:21 PM :: 5245 Views :: Democratic Party, First Amendment, Office of Elections

On February 17, the court will decide whether to reconsider the findings of lower courts in the cases of Ravalli County Republican Party v McCulloch and Democratic Party of Hawaii v Nago....

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Wednesday, February 01, 2017
DOH fights lawsuit on their non-posting of inspection reports even as two bills in the Legislature again fund the posting
By Selected News Articles @ 3:59 PM :: 4392 Views :: Ethics, Health Care, Office of Elections

This is how the state spends your taxpayer money....

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Friday, January 13, 2017
Did Activists Meet Deadline to Challenge Council Candidate?
By Robert Thomas @ 1:46 PM :: 4846 Views :: Hawaii County , Ethics, Office of Elections

...Writ to Watch: Hyland v. Gonzales....

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