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Is Hawaii Ready To Vote By Mail? Kuʻu Kauanoe/Civil Beat

Is Hawaii Ready To Vote By Mail?

As ballots go out, concerns linger over the potential for disenfranchisement but officials say they have adopted lessons from other states and will learn from the primary election.

Chad Blair: There’s A High Bar For Legislative Candidates Without A Party Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2019

Chad Blair: There’s A High Bar For Legislative Candidates Without A Party

Successful nonpartisans must get 10% of the total votes to move from the primary to the general election.

Kauai County Council Candidates Differ On How To Reopen For Tourism Claire Caulfield/Civil Beat/2020

Kauai County Council Candidates Differ On How To Reopen For Tourism

Only one candidate said the state should welcome tourists immediately without requiring some kind of testing or quarantine.

Incumbents Lead A Crowded Kauai Council Race Shaped By COVID-19 Screenshot

Incumbents Lead A Crowded Kauai Council Race Shaped By COVID-19

The coronavirus pandemic has restricted campaigning and made the economic crisis the dominant issue.

This New PAC Is Attacking Mayoral Candidate Keith Amemiya Cory Lum/Civil Beat

This New PAC Is Attacking Mayoral Candidate Keith Amemiya

The PAC has not reported where it’s getting its money. The next state report isn’t due until just before the primary.

VIDEO: The Job Interview — Honolulu Mayoral Candidate Colleen Hanabusa

VIDEO: The Job Interview — Honolulu Mayoral Candidate Colleen Hanabusa

In an hourlong conversation, the candidate fields questions from Civil Beat and Hawaii News Now on leadership, trust, tourism and the economy.

John Pritchett: The Ballot Box In 2020 John Pritchett/Civil Beat

John Pritchett: The Ballot Box In 2020

Hawaii is moving to a vote-by-mail system for the first time this year. Ballots are expected to go out to voters on July 20. They need to be back to the elections office by Aug. 8.

VIDEO: The Job Interview — Honolulu Mayoral Candidate Kym Pine

VIDEO: The Job Interview — Honolulu Mayoral Candidate Kym Pine

In an hourlong conversation, the candidate fields questions from Civil Beat and Hawaii News Now on leadership, policing, agriculture and the economy.

Big Island Mayor’s Race Could Hinge On Winning The Leeward Vote Getty Images/iStockphoto

Big Island Mayor’s Race Could Hinge On Winning The Leeward Vote

More than a dozen candidates are vying to unseat Mayor Harry Kim and lead the county through the economic crisis.