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Help shape Hawaii’s future – VOTE!

July 12, 2018
Lahaina News

Nothing celebrates and symbolizes our freedom like voting does. Voting is our opportunity to have a voice in deciding who governs and what direction our islands will take next.

Many in the past have fought long and hard to secure this precious right - so it should never be taken for granted. Yet in 2016, our state led the country with the lowest percentage of voter turnout (55 percent). In Maui County alone, only 26.6 percent voted in the 2016 election. Compare that to 1959 when voter turnout was 88 percent. We cannot let this indifference reflect the Hawaii we know and love!

If you care about the future of our nation, our state, and our community, PLEASE VOTE!

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Exercise your right to vote this year!

Every vote counts, so please make sure you are properly registered and have everything updated so you'll be ready to vote on Election Day or earlier!

Online voter registration for the Primary Election ends July 12! Visit Elections.Hawaii.Gov if you've moved and need to update your voter registration information, or if you plan to request a mailed ballot (absentee). And don't forget that your employer is required by law to give you a two-hour break for voting on Election Day.

Important dates and deadlines to remember are:

FOR THE PRIMARY ELECTION:

Register to vote by July 12;

Request mail ballot by Aug. 4 (4:30 p.m.);

Early Walk-In Voting July 30 to Aug. 9;

2018 Primary Election: Saturday, Aug. 11 (7 a.m. to 6 p.m.).

FOR THE GENERAL ELECTION:

Register to vote (if you haven't already) by Oct. 9;

Request mail ballot by Oct. 30 (1:57 a.m.);

Early Walk-In Voting Oct. 23 to Nov. 3;

2018 General Election: Tuesday, Nov. 6 (7 a.m. to 6 p.m.).

Must be a U.S. citizen and Hawaii resident to vote (16 years old to register, 18 to vote).

You hold the key to Hawaii's future! Exercise your right to vote this Election 2018!

 
 

 

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