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Oahu Voters Have Already Cast More Ballots Than In 2016 Primary Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Oahu Voters Have Already Cast More Ballots Than In 2016 Primary

Updated: The total number of ballots cast as of Tuesday surpassed those from the 2016 primary by about 7,000.

How Hawaii’s New Voting System Could Help Disabled Voters Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat

How Hawaii’s New Voting System Could Help Disabled Voters

Voters with disabilities have better access to ballots than in most other states, including the ability to vote electronically. But more voter education and outreach is needed.

Why Does Hawaii Have Such Low Voter Turnout? Here’s What The Data Says Kuʻu Kauanoe/Civil Beat

Why Does Hawaii Have Such Low Voter Turnout? Here’s What The Data Says

Despite the pandemic, this could be the year that election participation starts to improve.

Quit Procrastinating: Hawaii’s Primary Election Is Almost Here Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Quit Procrastinating: Hawaii’s Primary Election Is Almost Here

Civil Beat has a number of different ways to help you figure out who to pick from hundreds of candidates in the Aug. 8 election.

Labor Unions Spend Heavily Trying To Sway Hawaii Elections Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

Labor Unions Spend Heavily Trying To Sway Hawaii Elections

Political action committees are giving money to a suite of candidates running in state and local races.

Cachola, Ganaden Have Rematch To Represent Kalihi District In Hawaii House PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Cachola, Ganaden Have Rematch To Represent Kalihi District In Hawaii House

A seasoned politician squares off against a political newcomer who almost unseated him two years ago.

New Super PACs Pour Money Into Honolulu Races Cory Lum/Civil Beat

New Super PACs Pour Money Into Honolulu Races

The independent expenditure committees are taking out ads for mayoral and council candidates as voters cast their mail-in ballots.

Race For Open Leeward Council Seat Focuses On Cost Of Living, City Services John Pritchett/Civil Beat

Race For Open Leeward Council Seat Focuses On Cost Of Living, City Services

Former state Rep. Andria Tupola has a huge financial advantage over a trio of first-time council candidates running to disrupt politics-as-usual in District 1.

Longtime Activist Walter Ritte Challenges Rep. Lynn DeCoite For House Seat

Longtime Activist Walter Ritte Challenges Rep. Lynn DeCoite For House Seat

Ritte warns tourism must be controlled, while DeCoite sees a need for jobs.