Honolulu residents can register to vote or file for candidacy for neighborhood board elections starting today and running through Feb. 19, the city said in a press release.

Board terms will run from 2021 through 2023. Any Oahu resident who will be at least 18 years of age by Feb. 19 can become a registered voter, including military personnel, military family members, and other legal residents.

The neighborhood board system was established in 1973 by former Mayor Frank Fasi. It includes 437 volunteers who serve on 33 boards, the city said.  

To register to be a candidate in the 2021 neighborhood board election, visit www2.honolulu.gov/nbe or call 768-3710 to request a registration form. Registration forms can also be found on the Neighborhood Commission Office website. 

The 2021 Neighborhood Board Election will be held online. The website will not be activated until the voting period begins on April 26 and concludes on May 21.

People who are unable to vote online can request a paper ballot at 768-3705 no later than May 11 at 4:30 p.m. with your full name, birth date, and residential address. Returned ballots must be postmarked by May 21 and received by the Neighborhood Commission no later than May 28.

For more information call 768-3710 or visit www.honolulu.gov/NCO.

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