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County elections absentee / early voting update (Oct. 29)

MEDIA RELEASE

VOTER REGISTRATION

104,323 Hawaii County residents are registered to vote in the 2012 General Election. This is the official voter registration count for the 2012 General Election and is not subject to change for this election.

ABSENTEE MAIL BALLOTS

On Oct. 15, 22,200 absentee mail ballots were sent to Hawaii County voters. As of Oct. 29, Hawaii County has received 14,584 voted absentee mail ballots. New requests are processed and absentee mail ballots are sent to Hawaii County voters on a daily basis.

Hawaii County voters are advised that the deadline to submit an application for an absentee mail ballot is 4:30 p.m. Oct. 30, 2012. Applications for an absentee mail ballot that are received after this date will not be processed for the 2012 General Election.

ABSENTEE/EARLY WALK-IN VOTING

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, 2012. Each location will be open every day from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.

As of Oct. 29, 4,688 Hawaii County voters have voted absentee/early walk-in voting in Hawaii County.

All Hawaii County registered voters can walk-in and vote in any location in Hilo, Kona and Waimea, regardless of district or residency assignment.

For more information, contact Lehua Iopa, county Acting Elections Program Administrator, (808) 961-8277 or by email to eiopa@co.hawaii.hi.us.

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