Maui Election

Maui County No Longer in Last Place for Voter Turnout

November 5, 2014, 7:15 AM HST
* Updated November 5, 8:12 AM
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Voter turnout, graphics/image by Wendy Osher.

Voter turnout, graphics/image by Wendy Osher.

By Wendy Osher

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Turnout in Maui County was still low, but bucked it’s recent trend as the lowest in the state.  That title went to Hawaiʻi County this time around, which recorded a 47.7% turnout.

Voter turnout was down across the state with 369,554 (52.3%) people voting in Hawaiʻi out of 706,890 registered voters.


Maui voters were third in the state with 46,005 voters turning out or 52.7% of the 87,327 registered voters. Maui’s turnout included 24,578 (28.1%) at the precincts; and 21,427 (24.5%) absentee and walk in votes.


That’s still behind the Maui voter turnout during the last general election in 2012 when 48,915 people voted in Maui County for a 56.8% voter turnout two years ago.

Total voter turnout in Maui County this year was third behind the County of Kauaʻi where turnout was 57.4%, and Honolulu where turnout was 52.8%.

County by county voter turnout for the 2014 General Election:

  • Kauaʻi County:  24,043  57.4%
    • 11,557  27.6% precinct
    • 12,486  29.8%  absentee/walk-in
  • City and County of Honolulu:  249,348  52.8%
    • 121,553  25.7% precinct
    • 127,795  27%  absentee/walk-in
  • Maui County:  46,005  52.7%  out of 87,327 voters
    • 24,578 28.1% precinct
    • 21,427 24.5% absentee/walk-in
  • Hawaiʻi County:  50,158  47.7%
    • 22,819  21.7% precinct
    • 27,339  26% absentee/walk-in
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