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How The Counties Are Preparing For All-Mail Voting Cory Lum/Civil Beat

How The Counties Are Preparing For All-Mail Voting

The state will switch to an all-mail voting system for the 2020 elections.

Why The Fight Against The Kahuku Turbines Matters Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Why The Fight Against The Kahuku Turbines Matters

Winning the war against climate change requires socially equitable solutions.

Hanabusa Takes First Steps In Run For Honolulu Mayor Eugene Tanner/Civil Beat

Hanabusa Takes First Steps In Run For Honolulu Mayor

UPDATED: The former U.S. congresswoman would be a marquee name in a potentially large field of candidates.

Chad Blair: It Looks Like All-Mail Voting Is Finally On Its Way Chad Blair/Civil Beat

Chad Blair: It Looks Like All-Mail Voting Is Finally On Its Way

The Office of Elections is already working to implement a measure that is still sitting on the governor’s desk.

Chad Blair: How To Pick A President Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Chad Blair: How To Pick A President

The Democratic Party of Hawaii has asked members for input on its 2020 presidential preference poll.

Finish The Job: Legislators Making Progress On Elections, Government Ethics Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Finish The Job: Legislators Making Progress On Elections, Government Ethics

Dozens of bills introduced by the state House and Senate augur well for major improvements if lawmakers can actually seal the deals.

Two Losing Candidates Ask For Election Recounts Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat

Two Losing Candidates Ask For Election Recounts

City Council candidate Tommy Waters and state Senate candidate Matt LoPresti both lost their races by razor-thin margins.

Hawaii Legislature: Leadership Will Stay The Same Despite New Faces Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Legislature: Leadership Will Stay The Same Despite New Faces

The House and Senate plan to install new judiciary chairs but keep the current heads of each chamber and their respective money committees.

Kauai: The End Of An Era For Election Day Polling Places Allan Parachini/Civil Beat

Kauai: The End Of An Era For Election Day Polling Places

When the Garden’s Isle’s 14 precinct stations shut down Tuesday night, it might have been for the last time. An all-mail ballot experiment begins in 2020.

Hawaii’s Voter Turnout Was Almost A Historic Low Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii’s Voter Turnout Was Almost A Historic Low

The 398,398 ballots cast in this general election represented a turnout rate of 52.6 percent — slightly higher than in 2014.

Hawaii Democrats Cheer New Balance of Power In Washington Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Democrats Cheer New Balance of Power In Washington

But local Republicans took solace in their expanded majority in the U.S. Senate.

Maui Voters Want Tougher Fines For Unlicensed Airbnbs Airbnb

Maui Voters Want Tougher Fines For Unlicensed Airbnbs

On Kauai, voters were rejecting an amendment that would repeal the current term limits on County Council members.