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Election year reminder from Hawaii Dept of Transportation on political signs

As election season heats up, the Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) reminds everyone that outdoor advertising, including political campaign signage, is prohibited within the State Highway’s right of way. Highways Maintenance staff and residents have reported increases in illegally placed signage within HDOT jurisdiction. HDOT is providing this reminder as a courtesy to give candidates […]

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West Hawaii candidates forum set for July 3 & 10, 2018

Candidates for State Senator District 3 and County Council District 7 will be held in West Hawaii in July.

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The polling place in Pahoa opened right on time on General Election Day Tuesday (Nov 6). Photography by Baron Sekiya | Hawaii 24/7

Election officials mail out absentee ballots to voters affected by the Kilauea Eruption

The Hawaii County Elections Division will begin mailing absentee ballots on June 25, 2018, to voters originally assigned to Pahoa Community Center, 04-03, and Pahoa High/Intermediate School, 04-04. Affected voters should expect to receive their ballot for the Primary Election at the mailing address associated with their voter registration.

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The polling place at Waikoloa School was busy during the last hour of voting. Photography by Baron Sekiya | Hawaii 24/7

Two Pahoa sites designated as absentee mail precincts for 2018 Primary Election

Due to the continuing volcanic eruption, the Office of Elections issued a proclamation today designating polling places 04-03, Pahoa Community Center, and 04-04, Pahoa High/Intermediate School, as absentee mail precincts for the 2018 Primary Election. Election officials declared polling places 04-03 and 04-04 as mail precincts to ensure that voters affected by the volcanic activity […]

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The polling place at Waikoloa School was busy during the last hour of voting. Photography by Baron Sekiya | Hawaii 24/7

The Office of Elections seeks volunteers for the 2018 elections

The Office of Elections is looking for volunteers to help conduct the 2018 Primary Election on Saturday, August 11 and the General Election on Tuesday, November 6. More than 4,000 volunteers are needed to fill various positions which include assisting voters at the polling place, transporting election materials and supplies, and resolving inquiries from the […]

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The polling place at Waikoloa School was busy during the last hour of voting. Photography by Baron Sekiya | Hawaii 24/7

Primary Election political party ballot position determined for August 11, 2018

The Office of Elections determined today, by random drawing, the order the political preferences will appear on the 2018 Primary Election ballot. Hawaii conducts a single party primary where voters must select their political preference and vote for candidates within their selection.

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Bronsten Kossow to run for Kanuha’s vacant council seat in Kona

Lifelong Kona resident Bronsten “Kalei” Kossow announces he will run for Kanuha’s vacant seat in the County Council. County Council District 7 is comprised of Kealakekua, Kona Scenic, Kainaliu, Honalo, Keauhou, Kahalu‘u, Hōlualoa, Kona Hillcrest, Pualani Estates, Sunset View, Kuakini Heights, Kona Vistas, Ali‘i Heights, and Kona Industrial.

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Councilman Kanuha announces his run for State Senate

Hawaiʻi County Councilman Dru Kanuha today announced his candidacy for State Senate District 3, representing Kaʻū and Kona. “Since the people of Kona gave me the opportunity and privilege to serve on the County Council in 2012, it’s been great to bring people together to get things done for our community. Now I look forward […]

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A polling site at Hawaiian Paradise Park's community center on primary election day Saturday (Aug 11). Photography by Baron Sekiya | Hawaii 24/7

Primary Election 2016 final results for Hawaii County

Total of 40,180 (or 36.6%) of registered Big Island voters cast ballots

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Polling place at Hilo High School Cafeteria for the General Election on Tuesday, November 4, 2014. Photography by Baron Sekiya | Hawaii 24/7

Primary Election 2016: Kim to return to mayor’s office

Empty council seats in Hilo, Puna up for grabs; Rep. Evans in tight battle with Tarnas

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Mayoral candidates forum in Hilo Wednesday (July 27)

Mayoral Candidates Forum at Aunty Sally Kaleohano’s Luau Hale in Hilo, Hawaii.

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Mayoral candidates forum in Hilo Thursday (July 14)

Video of the Mayoral candidates forum held at Sangha Hall in Hilo Thursday, July 14, 2016.

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2016 Mayoral candidates forum in Kona Wednesday (June 22)

Eight candidates running to be the mayor of Hawaii County take to the stage in Kona to answer questions about how they would run things.

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2016 mayoral candidate forum to be streamed live Wednesday (June 22)

The Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with Community Enterprises of Kona and as part of the West Hawaii Forum Series, is sponsoring Hawaii County’s first mayoral candidate forum for 2016. Hear from candidates about their vision and plans for the County of Hawai‘i.

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