Maui Election

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Inauguration of President Biden and Vice President Harris Focuses on Unity

Joe Biden was sworn in today as the 46th President of the United States, alongside Vice President Kamala Harris.
Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Gov. Ige Appoints Laura Acasio to Fill Kahele’s District 1 Vacancy

Governor David Ige announced today the appointment of Laura Acasio to fill the vacant Senate District 1 seat left by Congressman Kaialiʻi Kahele. State Senate District 1 includes the greater Hilo area.
Thursday, January 14, 2021

Hawai‘i National Guard to deploy about 200 members to Washington, D.C.

At the request of the National Guard Bureau, the Hawai‘i National Guard is set to deploy about 200 of its members to Washington, D.C., to aid in and facilitate the peaceful transition of presidential power.
Thursday, January 14, 2021

Maui Mayor Statement About Threats of Armed Violence at State Capitols

In response to the FBI bulletin, County of Maui Mayor Michael Victorino issued a statement today…
Thursday, January 07, 2021

Schatz and Kahele Call for Impeachment and Removal of President Trump

Two of Hawaiʻi’s congressional leaders have released statements calling for the removal of President Trump through impeachment.
Thursday, January 07, 2021

Congress Confirms Biden; Trump Sends Message for “Orderly Transition”

Congress has confirmed Joe Biden as the 46th President of the United States following a violent day at the nation’s Capitol in which protestors breached the building.
Thursday, December 24, 2020

Democratic Party Selects Three Names to Send to Gov. Ige for Senate District 1 Vacancy

The vacancy was created by the departure of Kaialiʻi Kahele (District 1 – Hilo) who announced his resignation from the Hawaiʻi State Senate so that he can serve as US Representative for Hawaiʻi’s Second Congressional District, which he was elected to on Nov. 3, 2020.
Saturday, November 07, 2020

Joe Biden Declared Winner in Presidential Race by AP and NBC News

Joe Biden has secured the presidency becoming the 46th US President, the Associated Press and NBC News are reporting. The reports are the first for major news organizations after four days of vote counts in a historically tight race.
Wednesday, November 04, 2020

UH: Record Turnout Sparks Close 2020 Election

“This represents tremendous civic engagement, and people who vote for the first time tend to stay voters,” said University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa political science Associate Professor and Public Policy Center Director Colin Moore.
Tuesday, November 03, 2020

Hawai‘i 2020 Election Results Update

Hawaiʻi 2020 Election Result updates can be found here. Check back for up to the minute updates with a focus on races of Maui importance listed first.
Tuesday, November 03, 2020

Lines Long But Manageable on Election Day at Maui’s Voting Service Center

Midway through Election Day 2020, the lines have been consistently long but manageable at Maui’s Voting Service Center, located at the Velma McWayne Santos Community Center in Wailuku. It’s not too late to vote, but you must be in line by 7 pm today.
Tuesday, November 03, 2020

Nearly 1 Million Students Voted in Kids Voting Presidential Election

Kids Voting Hawaiʻi aspires to engage all Hawaiʻi youth in voting at an early age, hoping that as adults they will be engaged citizens. Nearly 1 million students from Hawaiʻi and across the country have cast votes in the Kids Voting Presidential Election.
Tuesday, November 03, 2020

General Election Day 2020 Reminders

Today is general election day.  Voters who did not mail their ballot by the recommended date, can still turn in ballots at a place of deposit.  
Thursday, October 29, 2020

Hawaiʻi Disability Rights Center Provides Voting Assistance for People with Disabilities

The Hawaiʻi Disability Rights Center (HDRC) helps residents with disabilities exercise their protected right to vote. The center’s attorneys and advocates work to ensure that provisions in the Help America Vote Act of 2002 are followed as they relate to people with disabilities.
Thursday, October 22, 2020

Early Voting Underway in Maui County with 27,350 Votes Already Cast for Nov. 3 Election

Election Day is less than two weeks away. And, for the first time in a general election, Hawaiʻi is using all-mail balloting. In Maui County, County Clerk Kathy Kaohu said voting is going “smoothly” so far with 27,350 of the 96,882 active registered voters (28.23 percent) already casting their ballots.
Sunday, October 11, 2020

West Maui Taxpayers Association Hosting Candidates Night Webinar Oct. 15, 2020

The West Maui Taxpayers Association will host a virtual Candidates Night webinar on Oct. 15, 2020 at 5:30 pm with candidates for the following: State Representative District 10, Maui County Councilmember – all districts and Office of Hawaiian Affairs.
Thursday, October 08, 2020

Maui County General Election Places of Deposit Open Oct. 8

“We are opening most Places of Deposit on the same day ballot packages for Maui County voters are scheduled to be mailed out,” County Clerk Kaohu said. “This means in addition to mailing their ballots back to us, voters will also be able to drop off their ballots at our designated Places of Deposit as soon as they have completed their voting.”
Saturday, September 19, 2020

Hawai‘i Lodging & Tourism Association Announces General Election Endorsements for Maui

In the Hawai‘i State Legislature, HLTA endorsed incumbents Gil Keith-Agaran, Justin Woodson, and Lynn DeCoite to retain their seats, citing their support of the tourism industry on the Valley Isle.
Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Recount of District 13 House Race Confirms Decoite’s Win Over Ritte

A recount of votes cast in the Primary Election race for the District 13 House seat, confirms incumbent Rep. Lynn DeCoite has defeated challenger and long-time Hawaiian Rights advocate Walter Ritte. Under the recount, DeCoite won by just 93 votes.  Saturday’s tally had DeCoite ahead by just 91 votes.
Sunday, August 09, 2020

Hawaii 2020 Primary Election Results: Fourth Printout (11:44 a.m. Update)

The fourth summary printout for the 2020 Primary Election has been released.  The fourth printout was issued at 11:44 a.m. HST on Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020. The timestamp on the fourth summary report was at 11:38 a.m.
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