Voter Turnout Up Across the State: Maui at 56.4%
As an election year, voter turnout improved across the state over the last election cycle, but it remained below previous presidential elections in 2008 and 2012. In Maui County, voter turnout was 56.4%, ahead of the statewide turnout of 55.4%.
Maui’s voter turnout improved from 52.7% in 2014 to 56.4% this year. Of the 93,912 registered voters in Maui County, 52,969 cast ballots in the General Election. This included a precinct turnout of 26,493 and an absentee turnout of 26,476, representing 28.2% of the vote each.
Voter turnout was up across the state from 2014, with 415,792 of the 749,917 registered voters casting ballots for a statewide turnout at 55.4% in 2016. Statewide precinct turnout was 198,975 or 26.5% and absentee turnout was 216,817 or 28.9%.
The lowest turnout was in the City and County of Honolulu, where 270,865 of the 498,590 registered voters cast ballots, representing 54.3%. Precinct turnout was 134,010 or 26.9% and absentee turnout was 136,855 or 27.4%.
The highest registration was on the island of Kauaʻi where 27,225 of the 44,332 registered voters cast ballots for a 61.4% voter turnout. Precinct turnout was 12,004 or 27.1% and absentee turnout was 15,221 or 34.3%.
The Big Island of Hawaiʻi did better in absentee voting than Maui, but had the lowest precinct turnout in the state at 23.4% or 26,468. Absentee turnout, meantime, was 33.8%, or 38,265 A total of 64,733 people cast ballots on Kauaʻi out of the 113,083 that were registered to vote.