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Smart People in Hawaii Vote


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Welcome to HONOLULU Magazine’s Primary Election Voters’ Guide 2014. We’ve jumped into politics this year because we know our readers are smart, savvy people who vote. And we can’t quite get over the statistics that recently gave Hawaii the shameful label of “the state that doesn’t vote.”

This year, you will help choose a new U.S. senator, decide who should be governor, select two people to serve in the U.S. House and determine who represents you in the state Legislature and on the City Council (we admit we’re a little Oahu-centric).

We created this guide to provide a snapshot of the primary election on Aug. 9 (earlier if you vote absentee). We know our readers are busy, so this is an easy-to-navigate booklet that includes deadlines and resources for those who want to dig deeper. We encourage you to check out the candidates and figure out those you prefer. We believe that we all get a better government when people pay attention to those leading them.

We’ve been putting our take on politics online in a blog updated regularly at honolulumagazine.com. Join us online as we follow the issues, the people, the money and sometimes the quirkier stuff, including yard-sign wars, campaign survival tips, and even the food and fashion on the campaign trail.

I confess that I’m a political junkie. And I’ve pulled in Loren Moreno and Treena Shapiro, who have both written extensively about politics and education. We hope our guide will get you interested in choosing our political leaders. We welcome suggestions (email me) about coverage of Hawaii politics.
 

Colleen Hanabusa vs. Brian Schatz

2014 Hawaii Primary Election Candidate Finder 

 

IMPORTANT VOTING DATES
 

PRIMARY ELECTION

Voter registration due: July 10

Early voting: July 28 – Aug. 7

Absentee application due: Aug. 2

Primary election: Aug. 9
 

GENERAL ELECTION

Voter registration due: Oct. 6

Early voting: Oct. 21 – Nov. 1

Absentee application due: Oct. 28

General election: Nov. 4

 

QUICK LINKS

Polling Place Locator: https://elections2.hawaii.gov/ppl

Campaign Spending Commission: ags.hawaii.gov/campaign

National Institute on Money in State Politics: followthemoney.org

Center for Responsive Politics: opensecrets.org

Have questions or want to know more? Visit the Office of Elections website at hawaii.gov/elections, email elections@hawaii.gov or call 453-VOTE (8683) or toll-free for Neighbor Islands at (800) 442-VOTE (8683).

 

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