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Column: Poverty, houselessness should not mean loss of voting rights

Registering to vote in Hawaii may seem easy, and compared to labyrinthine requirements in many other states, it is. But to people experiencing homelessness, our system’s prerequisites can make casting a ballot impossible. Kristen Alice is director of community relations for Hope Services Hawaii, and vice chairperson for Community Alliance Partners, a coalition of social …

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Community Voice: The Legislature Should Pass Automatic Registration

The other argument raised was that registered voters would lose control over their personal information. Let’s be honest about the information that is already in your voter registration file. The full name, address, district/precinct and voter status (whether you voted in recent elections) is already publicly available. Piilani Kaopuiki is the current president of the …

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Support for AVR

“The League of Women Voters of Hawaii County strongly supports Automatic Voter Registration and urges all Big Island legislators help enact this important legislation in this legislative session.” Rosemarie MullerPresident, League of Women Voters of Hawaii County

VOICES: Automatic voter registration will improve lives

AVR will make voting more accessible, secure and convenient. Here’s how it works. When you go to the DMV to apply for or renew your driving license or your state of Hawai‘i ID, eligible citizens will have their updated information automatically sent to the Office of Elections to allow them to vote when Election Day …

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Modernizing our elections will ensure that “we, the people” will be heard

There is a common-sense, cost- and time-saving solution: enact automatic voter registration. This simply means that when someone goes to the DMV to get or renew their driver’s license or state ID, their voter information will be sent electronically to the County Elections Division, unless they opt out. Carmen Hulu Lindsey, Maui Island representative and …

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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 …

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