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Elections 2012 absentee/early voting update



A total of 104,323 Hawaii County residents are registered to vote in the General Election. This is the official voter registration count for the General Election and is not subject to change for this election.


On Oct.15, 22,200 absentee mail ballots were sent to Hawaii County voters. Between Oct. 15 and Oct. 24 roughly 460 new requests for absentee mail ballots were received by Hawaii County.

The new requests are processed and absentee mail ballots are sent to Hawaii County voters on a daily basis.

As of Oct. 24, Hawaii County has received 8,341 voted absentee mail ballots.


On Oct. 23, Hawaii County opened absentee/early walk-in voting precincts in Hilo, Waimea and in Kona. Absentee/early walk-in voting is open to all registered voters at any early walk-in voting precinct on the island, regardless of district or residency assignment.

Absentee/early walk-in voting will continue until Nov. 3.

As of Oct. 24, 1,703 Hawaii County voters have voted absentee/early walk-in voting in Hawaii County.

Lehua Iopa, acting elections program administrator, said, “We want to thank all Hawaii County residents who have registered to vote and who are voting in the General Election. Absentee voting by mail and by early walk-in voting is going smoothly. We encourage all Hawaii County voters to consider all of their voting choices and to vote by mail, walk-in early voting at any precinct location on the island in Hilo, Waimea and in Kona, or on Election Day, Nov. 6 at their designated polling place.”

For more information, contact Iopa at 961-8277 or

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