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New Hawaii Election Districts Are Drawing Fire Screenshot Hawaii Reapportionment Commission/2021

New Hawaii Election Districts Are Drawing Fire

Some lawmakers say they feel targeted by the new plans while the Hawaii Reapportionment Commission also faced accusations of gerrymandering certain districts.

Redistricting Panel: No Changes In Hawaii Legislative Seats Screenshot

Redistricting Panel: No Changes In Hawaii Legislative Seats

Public testimony centered on whether the commission removed the correct number of military from Hawaii’s population count.

Cabinet Kala: Who Gets Campaign Cash From Top State Officials Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Cabinet Kala: Who Gets Campaign Cash From Top State Officials

Gov. David Ige has received $103,000 from his current and former cabinet members, who have also donated more than $86,000 to state and county lawmakers.

Redrawing Of Hawaii’s Political Boundaries Could Stretch Into Early 2022 Screenshot/2021

Redrawing Of Hawaii’s Political Boundaries Could Stretch Into Early 2022

Advocates have also raised concerns over closed door meetings of the Reapportionment Commission.

Hawaii Keeps US House Seats But Expects Delay In Redistricting Chad Blair/Civil Beat

Hawaii Keeps US House Seats But Expects Delay In Redistricting

A state panel tasked with redrawing political boundaries for the Legislature will likely miss deadlines because of a hold up in releasing federal data.

HMSA’s Mark Mugiishi To Chair State Redistricting Panel Cory Lum/Civil Beat

HMSA’s Mark Mugiishi To Chair State Redistricting Panel

UPDATED: The decision came after a 6-2 vote Tuesday with some concerns raised about the process.

Hawaii Lawmakers Seek Exemption From Political Ad Disclosures Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Lawmakers Seek Exemption From Political Ad Disclosures

The legislation, scheduled for a hearing Friday, comes even as a state watchdog has been trying to make it easier for candidates to report advertising activities.

More In-Person Voting Sites Proposed For Hawaii Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat

More In-Person Voting Sites Proposed For Hawaii

Lawmakers want to tweak the elections law in an effort to head off long lines for voters like those seen during the Nov. 3 general election.