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What Does Hawaii’s Primary Turnout Mean For Future Elections? Kuʻu Kauanoe/Civil Beat

What Does Hawaii’s Primary Turnout Mean For Future Elections?

Hawaii registered 150,000 more voters in 2020. But only time will tell whether political enthusiasm is finally here to stay.

Kauai Voters Will Decide On 6 Changes To The County Charter Courtesy: Léo Azambuja

Kauai Voters Will Decide On 6 Changes To The County Charter

Some of the proposed amendments are significant but political observers wonder if a less informed public will just leave them blank.

Aloha Aina Party Hopes To Gain Ground With Nontraditional Voters PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Aloha Aina Party Hopes To Gain Ground With Nontraditional Voters

UPDATED: The new party plans to stump on a platform based largely on economic reforms.

No Problems Expected For Hawaii’s New Vote-By-Mail System For The Nov. 3 Election Cory Lum/Civil Beat

No Problems Expected For Hawaii’s New Vote-By-Mail System For The Nov. 3 Election

State officials aren’t anticipating any drastic modifications to the process ahead of the general election.

Commission: Amemiya’s Midweek Ad Didn’t Break The Law Screenshot

Commission: Amemiya’s Midweek Ad Didn’t Break The Law

The Hawaii Campaign Spending Commission also levied over $4,400 worth of fines against other candidates.

Hawaii Elections 2020: General Election Ballot Caleb Hartsfield/Civil Beat

Hawaii Elections 2020: General Election Ballot

There are races for Congress, the mayor’s offices on Oahu and the Big Island, seats in the Legislature and OHA. And there are dozens of charter amendment questions.

Kauai Candidate Took Illegal Contributions, State Commission Says Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

Kauai Candidate Took Illegal Contributions, State Commission Says

The Campaign Spending Commission has taken the rare step of referring a case of false name contributions to the Attorney General’s Office.

Over 900 Late Ballots Won’t Be Counted In Hawaii Primary Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat

Over 900 Late Ballots Won’t Be Counted In Hawaii Primary

Officials warned voters to mail those ballots at least three to five days before Election Day.

Vote-By-Mail Helped Perk Up Hawaii Turnout But So Did Some Competitive Races Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Vote-By-Mail Helped Perk Up Hawaii Turnout But So Did Some Competitive Races

Voting was up throughout the state, in some areas more than others.