After voter turnout reached 41% based on ballots processed election night Tuesday, additional ballots brought Hawaii’s voter turnout up to 48%. That still represents the lowest general election turnout in state history.

Prior to the 2022 election, Hawaii’s lowest general election turnout came in 2014, when 52% of registered voters participated.

Hawaii releases its election results in rounds of printouts, and each round includes ballots processed up to that point. The fourth statewide round — released around 9:30 p.m. on Wednesday — is the last, according to Nedielyn Bueno, who coordinates voter services for the Office of Elections.

A small number of ballots are still expected to be added to the final statewide count.

Sometimes, the signature on a voter’s ballot doesn’t match the signature on record. When this happens, individual county elections divisions reach out to these respective voters and allow them to “cure” their signatures.

The state’s elections office then conducts post-election counts, adding these cured ballots into the results. In 2020, the City and County of Honolulu reported that 537 ballots were cured after Election Day, accounting for 0.01% of all ballots received and accepted in that jurisdiction.

A final report is scheduled to be issued on Nov. 22.

Of note: One race’s results were close enough to mandate a recount: Sen. Maile Shimabukuro of West Oahu’s Senate District 22 was only 71 votes ahead of her Republican challenger Samantha DeCorte after the fourth report, and a recount — triggered by races that are less than 100 votes apart — is required to be complete by Friday morning.

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