Voters were deciding on council races and several charter amendments.
UPDATED: Overall voter participation was the highest it’s been since 1994, but still lags behind the state’s historic turnout rates after statehood.
UPDATED: Hawaii has broken the state record for total number of ballots cast in a general election.
The state’s largest super PAC and business executives invested heavily in helping Rick Blangiardi beat Keith Amemiya to be Honolulu mayor.
Ballots can also be dropped off at drop boxes spread throughout the state and there are still in-person voting options.
Facing a more than $1 billion deficit, Amemiya and Blangiardi say they don’t have enough information to map out the next steps to finish the project.
Eighteen other states will still accept a ballot if it’s postmarked by Election Day.
The proposal is among a package of bills the commission plans to push forward to the Legislature.