The filing deadline for Hawaiians to run for the “con con” is Sept. 15. Those who have not registered yet but want to vote in the elections have until Oct. 15, 2015 to register.
“Na‘i Aupuni encourages all Native Hawaiians to participate in this historic opportunity,” says the press release.
Registrants must be descendants of the aboriginal peoples who lived in the Hawaiian islands prior to Western contact 1778, and must declare their allegiance to Hawaii sovereignty and community.
Last week, Judicial Watch announced that it had obtained what it calls “the race-based enrollment list of native Hawaiians” created in accordance with the Kana‘iolowalu, the “controversial racial registration campaign” run by the Native Hawaiian Roll Commission.
The list was obtained via court order. The Grassroot Institute of Hawaii, a Libertarian-learning nonprofit that argues Kana‘iolowalu is unconstitutional, partnered with Judicial Watch on getting the roll list.
Election results will be announced Dec. 1. It’s not yet clear when the con con will be held.
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