Community Voice: Voting By Mail Process In Hawaii Still Needs Work

The state and counties must do more to inform people during these difficult times.

It has been noted by many that local government must adjust to new realities. But is that happening?

In this inaugural year of vote-by-mail, despite getting more than $3 million in federal funds for election security, the state Office of Elections and county clerks announced in their May 15, 2020, proclamation that there will only be eight — yes, just eight — voter service centers state-wide, with only two on Oahu.

This is not the “new normal.” This is business as usual and it imperils our democracy.

Read the full opinion of Umi Kai & Corie Tanida on Civil Beat.

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