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Virtual Public Hearings on Reapportionment Start Nov. 30

November 15, 2021, 8:10 AM HST
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  • Current Maui House Districts. (Courtesy of the State of Hawaii Reapportionment Commission)
  • Proposed Maui House Districts. (Courtesy of the State of Hawaii Reapportionment Commission)

The State Reapportionment Commission hosts a series of virtual public hearings on a proposed reapportionment plan for developing congressional and legislative districts lines, which will be used for the next 10 years.

The virtual public hearings are scheduled on the following dates:

DateTimeGeographic Area
Nov. 30, 20215 p.m.Kauaʻi
Dec. 1, 20215 p.m.Hawaiʻi Island – West
Dec. 2, 20215 p.m.Hawaiʻi Island – East
Dec. 3, 20212 p.m.Lānaʻi
Dec. 3, 20216 p.m.Molokaʻi
Dec. 4, 20212 p.m.East Honolulu 
Dec. 6, 20216 p.m.Maui – Lahaina
Dec. 7, 20216 p.m.Maui – Kahului
Dec. 8, 20216:30 p.m.Oʻahu – Central
Dec. 9, 20216:30 p.m.Oʻahu – Leeward
Dec. 10, 20216:30 p.m.Oʻahu – Windward

The commission encouraged people to use the Hawaiʻi redistricting online application to draw and submit their own plans for review.

“Our commission wants to hear and understand as much public input as possible so we can create and adopt the best electoral districting plan for the state,” said Dr. Mark Mugiishi, the chair of the 2022 Reapportionment Commission. “We are hoping for and encouraging good turnout and dialogue at these public hearings.”

The hearings will be held via Zoom video conference. Information about the meeting, including dates, links to join the meeting, and how to submit testimony is posted on the Reapportionment Commission webpage through elections.hawaii.gov.

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View the proposed plans online through elections.hawaii.gov or at the locations listed below for Maui County:

  • Maui County Clerk’s Office, 200 S. High St., Wailuku, HI 96793
  • Hāna Public & School Library, 4111 Hāna Highway, Hāna, HI 96713
  • Lahaina Public Library, 680 Wharf St., Lahaina, HI 96761
  • Molokaʻi Public Library, 15 Ala Mālama Ave., Kaunakakai, HI 96748
  • Lānaʻi Public & School Library, 555 Fraser Ave., Lānaʻi City, HI 96763

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