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Hawaii Elections

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.

Ige Cruises To Re-Election As Governor Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Ige Cruises To Re-Election As Governor

Incumbent Gov. David Ige and his running mate, Josh Green, easily defeated GOP challengers Andria Tupola and Marissa Kerns in Hawaii’s gubernatorial election.

High-Profile PR Firm Is Getting Involved In Hawaii Politics Flickr.com

High-Profile PR Firm Is Getting Involved In Hawaii Politics

A company that made a big splash by hiring away public officials has aided the campaigns of the teachers union, an OHA candidate and a Maui super PAC.

Early Voting Is Way Up Nationwide, But Not In Hawaii Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Early Voting Is Way Up Nationwide, But Not In Hawaii

There’s a lot of drama on the mainland with control of Congress up for grabs. Hawaii’s races hold less suspense.

Hawaii Ballot Issues Draw $2.7 Million In Campaign Spending

Hawaii Ballot Issues Draw $2.7 Million In Campaign Spending

Most of that money won’t end up influencing voters since the measure to raise taxes to fund public schools was thrown out by the state Supreme Court.

Ige, Tupola Spar In Final Debate Before Election Day Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Ige, Tupola Spar In Final Debate Before Election Day

The candidates field questions about housing, sea level rise, President Trump and their own running mates for lieutenant governor.

A Vegas Crooner Faces Long Odds In Quest To Unseat Tulsi Gabbard Brian Evans

A Vegas Crooner Faces Long Odds In Quest To Unseat Tulsi Gabbard

Maui Republican Brian Evans switched parties to run against the congresswoman. He says she’s more interested in running for president than serving her district.