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Hawaii’s General Election Turnout Dipped To 58.3 Percent This Year Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii’s General Election Turnout Dipped To 58.3 Percent This Year

The last presidential election in 2012 attracted a 61.9 percent turnout, but that ballot included Hawaii-born Barack Obama.
The Projector: General Election — The Day The Earth Stood Still Eugene Tanner/Civil Beat

The Projector: General Election — The Day The Earth Stood Still

Tuesday began with the usual polling place rituals. By late that night, change had come to America, overshadowing local races.
Voters Split On Making Changes To State Constitution Courtesy: 401(K) 2012/Flickr

Voters Split On Making Changes To State Constitution

Voters narrowly agreed to a measure involving excess state funds but turned down an increase in the financial threshold for jury trials.
Honolulu Council Members, Prosecutor Fend Off Challengers Cory Lum/CIvil Beat

Honolulu Council Members, Prosecutor Fend Off Challengers

Kobayashi, Manahan, Menor and Kaneshiro won re-election by wide margins.
Honolulu Voters Say No To Longer Terms For Mayor, Council City and County of Honolulu

Honolulu Voters Say No To Longer Terms For Mayor, Council

But most of the other charter amendments were passing handily, including more police oversight and money for the Honolulu Zoo.
Chang Tops Slom In Race To Unseat Hawaii’s Only GOP Senator Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

Chang Tops Slom In Race To Unseat Hawaii’s Only GOP Senator

Other than Slom and Pouha, incumbents fared well in legislative races. Rhoads, Gates, Holt and Nakamura won open seats.
OHA Chair Lindsey Holds On To Seat, Akina Edges Past Apoliona Cory Lum/Civil Beat

OHA Chair Lindsey Holds On To Seat, Akina Edges Past Apoliona

Longtime incumbent trustees faced tough challengers.
Schatz, Gabbard, Hanabusa Win Big In Congressional Races Cory Lum/CIvil Beat

Schatz, Gabbard, Hanabusa Win Big In Congressional Races

Colleen Hanabusa will rejoin the congressional delegation after winning two races on the general election ballot.
Mayor Kirk Caldwell Re-Elected Over Charles Djou Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Mayor Kirk Caldwell Re-Elected Over Charles Djou

The Honolulu mayor is heading into another term after Djou conceded Tuesday evening.
Hawaii Reacts To Trump’s Upset Victory Over Clinton Ronen Zilberman

Hawaii Reacts To Trump’s Upset Victory Over Clinton

Shocked Democratic audiences grow somber even before any Hawaii election results are released.