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Chad Blair: Look North To Alaska To Improve Hawaii Elections Alaska Division of Elections/2022

Chad Blair: Look North To Alaska To Improve Hawaii Elections

Ranked choice voting, which allows options for voters to select their preferred candidates for office, is coming to our shores. But it needs work.

Applicants Sought For Hawaii Elections Commission Screenshot/2022

Applicants Sought For Hawaii Elections Commission

Duties include investigating and holding hearings on violations and complaints.

Civil Beat/HNN Poll: Approval Ratings Improve for Ige, Slip For Green Hawaii News Now

Civil Beat/HNN Poll: Approval Ratings Improve for Ige, Slip For Green

Kai Kahele does not fare well with voters while the rest of the delegation remains relatively popular. Rick Blangiardi is well-liked. The Legislature not so much.

Constitutional Changes And Legal Challenges Loom As Redistricting Commission Wraps Up Work Screenshot/2022

Constitutional Changes And Legal Challenges Loom As Redistricting Commission Wraps Up Work

State lawmakers want to change the way the commission counts military personnel and college students.

Hawaii Reapportionment Commission Approves Final Legislative Maps Screenshot/2022

Hawaii Reapportionment Commission Approves Final Legislative Maps

Area residents who testified at a commission meeting Friday warned of potential lawsuits to overturn the maps.

West Hawaii May Get House Seat As Reapportionment Shake-Up Continues Screenshot

West Hawaii May Get House Seat As Reapportionment Shake-Up Continues

The Big Island could have eight seats in the 51-member Hawaii House as the state redistricting process continues and new maps emerge.

The Big Island Is Set To Gain A House Seat As Reapportionment Restarts Screenshot: Hawaii Reapportionment Commission/2021

The Big Island Is Set To Gain A House Seat As Reapportionment Restarts

New legislative maps could be out as soon as next week, and public comment is sought.

Inconsistencies In Data From US Military May Hold Up Hawaii Redistricting Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Inconsistencies In Data From US Military May Hold Up Hawaii Redistricting

Hawaii’s redistricting process will move forward while a commission that redraws political boundaries awaits accurate data.

Can The Hawaii Reapportionment Commission Solve This Political ‘Jigsaw Puzzle’? Screenshot

Can The Hawaii Reapportionment Commission Solve This Political ‘Jigsaw Puzzle’?

Residents have drafted proposed reapportionment plans ahead of a public comment period set to start Tuesday.