It’s crunch time. Today is the last day to vote by mail, but I strongly encourage everyone to join me and vote in person today. Yes, vote in person!
See locations below –
I tried voting by mail but my ballot was returned by the office of elections with a note saying my signature did not match with the signature they had on file. My first thought was that I may have signed my middle name, or my middle initial, or not…and the therefore the sample they have on file did not match. Upon investigation, I discovered my return envelope and my wife’s return envelope had inadvertently been mixed up and we signed the wrong envelope.
So…since I did not want to just guess, take a chance and re-sign, and re-mail…I went down and voted in person. While in theory today is the final day to put your ballot in the mail, I’m encouraging everyone to consider voting in person – TODAY if possible! See the locations for every island below!
If it’s helpful, here are my recommendations for many of the races around the state, especially for the State House – but also includes Council, OHA and the Honolulu Prosecutor (Jacquie Esser of course).
Statewide endorsements/recommendations – https://garyhooser.blog/2020/06/14/rebuilding-the-house-an-almost-complete-list-of-phi-endorsed-candidates/
The official Pono Hawaii Initiative (PHI) endorsements are HERE.
Ballots must be mailed out no later than Monday, August 3rd to ensure the likelihood of being RECEIVED by the office of elections on or before August 8th.
However, to be absolutely sure your vote is counted, you should go to a Voter service center for accessible in-person voting, same-day voter registration, and collection of voted ballots. Hours of operation are July 27, 2020 – August 7, 2020 Monday through Saturday, excluding Sundays – 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
4444 Rice St
1000 Uluohia St
530 S King St
Mitchell Pauole Center
90 Ainoa St
Lanai Police Station
855 Fraser Ave
Lanai City, 96763
Velma McWayne Santos Community Center
395 Waena St
West Hawaii Civic Center
74-5044 Ane Keohokalole Hwy