If you haven’t already put your ballot in the mail for the special City Council District 4 election between Trevor Ozawa and Tommy Waters, you may want to bring it directly to Honolulu Hale on Saturday before 6 p.m.

The city plans to be strict about picking up ballots from the U.S. Postal Service airport facility no later than 5:30 p.m. Saturday. That’s to avoid the errors that led to November’s election results getting nullified by the Supreme Court.

Early Voting Special Election at Honolulu Hale1.
Early voting has been going on all week at Honolulu Hale, and continues until 6 p.m. Saturday. Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu Hale will be open for in-person voting from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, and will also accept drop-offs of mail ballots. Residents can still register to vote as long as they bring identification.

As of Friday afternoon, the city had received 32,274 mail ballots and 486 in-person ballots, a total that is just a few thousand shy of the more than 36,000 people who voted in the same race last fall.

The district includes Hawaii Kai, Kuliouou, Niu Valley, Aina Haina, Wailupe, Waialae-Iki, Kalani Valley, Kahala, Wilhemina Rise, Kaimuki, portions of Kapahulu, Diamond Head, Black Point, Waikiki and Ala Moana Beach Park.

Click here to read our previous coverage of this race.

Civil Beat has published Q&A’s for both candidates. Read Ozawa’s by clicking here, and Waters’ by clicking here.

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