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Voter Turnout Down, Maui at 52%

November 7, 2018, 1:50 AM HST · Updated November 7, 5:06 AM
Wendy Osher · 24 Comments
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Voter turnout, graphics/image by Wendy Osher.

In Maui County total turnout was 50,475 or 52.2% of the 96,721 registered voters. This included 23,093 or 23.9% who turned out at the polls, and 27,382 or 28.3% who cast absentee ballots.

That’s down from the 2016 general election turnout of 56.4%, which was a presidential election year. Maui’s primary election turnout was 36.2% in August 2018, the highest for a primary election in Maui County in two decades, but still the lowest in the state.

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Preliminary totals show turnout for other counties at: 52.5% in the City and County of Honolulu; 51.5% in Hawaiʻi County (lowest in the state); and 58.1% on Kauaʻi (highest in the state).

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The statewide turnout was 52.6% with 398,398 out of 756,751 registered voters casting ballots. A total of 174,867 individuals or 23.1% showed up at the polls, while 223,531 or 29.5% cast absentee ballots.

Complete election results for the 2018 General Election are posted at the following direct link: http://mauinow.com/?p=286086

Wendy Osher
Wendy Osher leads the Maui Now news team. She is also the news voice of parent company, Pacific Media Group, having served more than 15 years as News Director for the company’s six Maui radio stations.

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