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The Automatic Voter Registration Bill (AVR) Will Give People Access to the Vote — and Save Money

Ma Glodilet Rallojay asks, “Have you ever felt excluded or unable to participate in our democracy for one reason or another?” Read Rallojay’s op-ed in the March 2020 issue of the Hawaii Filipino Chronicle where she argues for the passing of Automatic Voter Registration in Hawaii as the next logical step as Hawaii prepares to …

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Column: Automatic voter registration will expand access to voting

We live in a time of challenges and crises. Our planet is in peril as we drag our feet on addressing the climate crisis. Both globally and locally we face challenges that are daunting. Here in Hawaii, we continue to watch tent encampments grow as the working poor find it impossible to pay for their …

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Column: Automatic voter registration would vitalize our democracy

Nobody wants to be left behind. Hawaii used to be a place where we were ahead of the game. Somehow we have fallen behind. Who is responsible for deciding if we make progress — or not? The answer is: all of us, and those we elect to represent us. Lena Mochimaru, a fine arts graduate, …

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Is Hawaii Prepared To Vote By Mail?

Common Cause Hawaii executive director advocates for an increase in public education and voter service centers in the upcoming 2020 elections. “Hawaii’s registered voters will no longer be voting at traditional polling places, such as schools and community centers on primary and election days. Ballots will be automatically mailed to all registered voters starting with …

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