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Maui County No Longer in Last Place for Voter Turnout

Voter turnout, graphics/image by Wendy Osher. [1]

Voter turnout, graphics/image by Wendy Osher.

By Wendy Osher

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***Click here for the Maui vote on the GMO moratorium [3].

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: