Ask the Mayor: When Will Absentee Ballots Be Mailed?

October 16, 2016, 12:00 PM HST · Updated October 16, 3:25 PM
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Maui elections 2016 - graphic by Wendy Osher.

Maui elections 2016 – graphic by Wendy Osher.

Mayor Alan Arakawa answers some of the questions submitted to his office staff.

Submit your own questions about County of Maui programs, services, operations or policies to Mayor Alan Arakawa via email at [email protected], call 270-7855 or send them by mail to 200 S. High St., 9th Floor, Wailuku, HI 96793. Questions submitted will be considered for inclusion in the “Ask the Mayor” column.

Mayor,

Q: When are the absentee ballots going to be mailed in Maui? I checked the county website and didn’t see a date.

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I need to go to the Mainland, but want to vote, so I am postponing leaving. A friend of mine is in the same position. A lot of people on Maui need to occasionally fly to the Mainland or elsewhere. It is much cheaper to make plane reservations if you make them a couple of weeks before departure.

A: Ballots are typically mailed out 20 days prior to the election, which for this General Election would be Oct. 19.

To ensure your ballot was received after you mail it, you can call the county elections division at 270-7749. Our County Clerk’s Office, elections division, carries out the State function of managing elections here in Maui County, thus information for voters is available on the State elections

Our County Clerk’s Office, elections division, carries out the state function of managing elections here in Maui County, thus, information for voters is available on the state elections webpage as well as from a link from our county website on the Clerk’s Office webpage.

Visit http://elections.hawaii.gov/ and click on “Voters” then “Early Voting.” A wealth of other information is available on the state elections website, including the locations for walk-in voting, how to request a replacement ballot, and the procedures for military and overseas voters.

 

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