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OHA: Alapa Unseats Longtime Incumbent Machado In Race For Molokai Seat

OHA: Alapa Unseats Longtime Incumbent Machado In Race For Molokai Seat

Keli’i Akina was in a tight race to keep his at-large seat, and Keola Lindsey led the race for the Hawaii island seat.

Hawaii Legislature: GOP Loses A House Seat, Stays Even In The Senate Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat

Hawaii Legislature: GOP Loses A House Seat, Stays Even In The Senate

A fresh crop of younger lawmakers — all of them Democrats — won legislative seats.

Honolulu City Council: Kiaaina, Cordero And Tulba Win Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat

Honolulu City Council: Kiaaina, Cordero And Tulba Win

Honolulu will have five new City Council members on Jan. 2.

Steve Alm Prevails Over Megan Kau In Honolulu Prosecutor Race Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat

Steve Alm Prevails Over Megan Kau In Honolulu Prosecutor Race

This will be the first time since 1988 that the beleaguered office was not held by either Peter Carlisle or Keith Kaneshiro.

Honolulu Mayor: Rick Blangiardi Declares Victory, Keith Amemiya Concedes Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu Mayor: Rick Blangiardi Declares Victory, Keith Amemiya Concedes

With the majority of votes counted, the results show Oahu voters favored former Hawaii News Now general manager Rick Blangiardi. 

Former Mayor Bernard Carvalho On His Way To Kauai Council Courtesy: Léo Azambuja

Former Mayor Bernard Carvalho On His Way To Kauai Council

The former Kauai mayor is likely to join at least three council incumbents.

Maui Voters Say Yes To Stricter County Council Term Limits Bryan Berkowitz/Civil Beat

Maui Voters Say Yes To Stricter County Council Term Limits

Voters were deciding on council races and several charter amendments.

Hawaii Casts Record Number Of Ballots In General Election Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat

Hawaii Casts Record Number Of Ballots In General Election

UPDATED: Overall voter participation was the highest it’s been since 1994, but still lags behind the state’s historic turnout rates after statehood.

A Majority Of Hawaii Voters Have Already Cast Their Ballots Cory Lum/Civil Beat

A Majority Of Hawaii Voters Have Already Cast Their Ballots

UPDATED: Hawaii has broken the state record for total number of ballots cast in a general election.