The Hawaii Elections Commission moved up its special session meeting today to talk about Election Day ballot problems, and other mishaps this election season. Nathan Eagle is sitting in on the meeting and has this report: 

This morning’s Elections Commission meeting started off with a plea from the Big Island clerk asking the state to restore the county’s election authority before transitioning into a plea from a state senator calling for a new Elections Office chief.

“The office has one basic responsibility and that is to run an efficient, honest, productive election every two years. That’s it,” state Sen. Sam Slom told the commission. “This year in the general election there was a major failure that particularly affected my senatorial district. A simple, ‘I apologize,’ isn’t adequate or sufficient. All of those errors were avoidable.”

Check out Civil Beat later for a full story on today’s meeting.