Even though all the other booths were available, a couple voted in just one early Saturday at Kawananakoa Middle School. (Cory Lum/Civil Beat)
Luke Herring, 5, checked out the inaction as his father, Kevin Herring, voted in the Central Middle School cafeteria. (Cory Lum/Civil Beat)
All day, sign-wavers urged passersby to vote. With a record low voter turnout, most obviously chose not to. Dawn Nekoba, left, and Lynda Camarao displayed their support for Kim Coco Iwamoto’s state Senate campaign near Central Middle school. (Cory Lum/Civil Beat)
By afternoon, campaign workers were preparing for parties. Volunteers Rufino Magliba, left, and Chris Murata helped prepare the election night headquarters of congressional candidate Colleen Hanabusa. (Eugene Tanner/Civil Beat)
The Palaka Ohana band entertained early arrivers at the Pearl Country Club, where supporters of mayoral candidate Charles Djou gathered to watch returns. (Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)
When the first returns were announced, supporters of Mayor Kirk Caldwell celebrated his early lead at campaign headquarters on Nimitz Boulevard. (Civil Beat/Cory Lum)
The race was close all night, and Charles Djou supporters also celebrated early returns. (Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)
Third-place finisher Peter Carlisle seemed relieved to be out of the running as he enjoyed his evening at J.J. Dolan’s. (Eugene Tanner/Civil Beat)
The night held no suspense for Colleen Hanabusa, winner of the Democratic primary for the 1st Congressional District. (Eugene Tanner/Civil Beat)
Rep. Karl Rhoads, left, was looking to move from the state House to the Senate, and celebrated winning the District 13 Democratic primary with supporters at Square Barrels downtown. (Eugene Tanner/Civil Beat)
Dale Kobayashi, left, and his wife, Dawn, got words of encouragement from former Gov. Neil Abercrombie. Kobayashi was locked in a tight race all night in the Democratic primary for House District 23, but narrowly lost to incumbent Isaac Choy. (Eugene Tanner/Civil Beat)
Kirsty Agbayani screamed her support as a second round of returns showed Mayor Kirk Caldwell maintaining his narrow lead. (Cory Lum/Civil Beat)
Former Gov. Ben Cayetano joined other supporters of Charles Djou, some of whom were surprised their candidate wasn’t pulling away after recent polls showed him with a significant lead in the mayor’s race. (Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)
“Let’s bring the city government that we deserve to Honolulu,” Charles Djou said to his supporters as the night wore on and it became clear he was headed for a November runoff with Kirk Caldwell. (Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)
“Four more years,” supporters chanted as Kirk Caldwell took the stage after a second round of results showed him ahead. (Cory Lum/Civil Beat)
“I love each and every one of you so much!” a beaming Kirk Caldwell said to his supporters. (Cory Lum/Civil Beat)
Charles Djou was joined by his wife, Stacey, for the evening’s festivities. (Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)
Charles Djou spoke to the media about his prospects in the runoff election for mayor of Honolulu. (Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)
Hawaii Gov. David Ige joined Kirk Caldwell onstage. Ige said he’d told his wife, Dawn, “Kirk’s going to surprise a lot of people tonight.” Later, the governor noted that November will bring the “true battle.” (Cory Lum/Civil Beat)
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