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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.

Hawaii Construction PAC Spent Nearly $1 Million On Oahu Races Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Construction PAC Spent Nearly $1 Million On Oahu Races

The state’s largest super PAC and business executives invested heavily in helping Rick Blangiardi beat Keith Amemiya to be Honolulu mayor.

Hawaii Elections Office Wants Ballots Mailed Tuesday Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

Hawaii Elections Office Wants Ballots Mailed Tuesday

Ballots can also be dropped off at drop boxes spread throughout the state and there are still in-person voting options.

Hawaii Voter Turnout Already At 41% Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat

Hawaii Voter Turnout Already At 41%

Officials ask that voters mail ballots by Tuesday.

Honolulu Mayoral Candidates Can’t — Or Won’t — Say What They’ll Do About Rail Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu Mayoral Candidates Can’t — Or Won’t — Say What They’ll Do About Rail

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.

In Hawaii, Your Ballot Has To Be In By 7 p.m. On Election Day. Here’s Why Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat

In Hawaii, Your Ballot Has To Be In By 7 p.m. On Election Day. Here’s Why

Eighteen other states will still accept a ballot if it’s postmarked by Election Day.

Campaign Spending Commission: Ad Reporting Law Needs Changed Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Campaign Spending Commission: Ad Reporting Law Needs Changed

The proposal is among a package of bills the commission plans to push forward to the Legislature.