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Hawaii County Elections Division office in Hilo. Photography by Baron Sekiya | Hawaii 24/7

Deceased elections worker Shikuma reinstated

MEDIA RELEASE On Dec. 31, 2012, the county reinstated Glen Shikuma, elections warehouse worker, four months after he died, according to attorney Ted Hong. The county has now rescinded the termination of all four county employees who former County Clerk Jamae Kawauchi and former Council Chairman Dominic Yagong targeted and terminated from the county’s Office […]

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Council decides to not hire special counsel against advice of county attorneys

Future geothermal night drilling may be halted; Council urges Public Land Development Corporation be abolished

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Hawaii County Elections Division office in Hilo. Photography by Baron Sekiya | Hawaii 24/7

Statement from Kawauchi about state taking over election

Hawaii 24/7 Staff The following statement was released Wednesday afternoon by County Clerk Jamae Kawauchi: The Office of the Hawaii County Clerk has received media inquiries concerning the State Office of Elections rescission of their delegation of authority regarding State elections. By letter, dated Oct. 2, 2012, the Hawaii County Clerk received notification of the […]

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Hawaii County Elections Division office in Hilo. Photography by Baron Sekiya | Hawaii 24/7

State Office of Elections will take over Big Island election day operations

Hawaii Chief Election Officer Scott Nago announced today that the Office of Elections will rescind its delegation of state responsibilities to the County of Hawaii.

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County staff to attend elections workshops

County staff to attend elections workshops

County Clerk Jamae Kawauchi, who also oversees the county Elections Division, has issued the following statement: The Office of the Hawaii County Clerk has received media inquiries concerning the elections workshops organized by the State Office of Elections. The State Office of Elections workshop schedule is as follows: (1) Sept. 10, 2012 – Kauai; (2) […]

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Council cancels meeting on elections lawsuit

Special meeting is postponed after Hawaii County’s Corporation Counsel said they would be in conflict representing the chairman, clerk and others in the lawsuit.

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Temporary program administrator appointed to Elections Division

MEDIA RELEASE The Office of the Hawaii County Clerk has announced Elizabeth Lehua Iopa will be filling in as temporary program administrator for the elections division. Iopa has been employed with the Hawaii County Clerk’s Office, Elections Division, since February 2008 and has served a number of roles within the office most recently as an […]

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Ex-elections workers sue Yagong, Kawauchi

Two staffers file lawsuits alleging defamation, negligence; county also named

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Update on elections from County Clerk

MEDIA RELEASE On Aug. 24, the Hawaii County Clerk met with the Attorney General’s Office to discuss Hawaii County’s Aug. 11 Primary Election precinct record books. Following the meeting, Jamae Kawauchi and the Chief Elections Officer, Scott Nago, spoke by telephone and agreed the State of Hawaii, Office of Elections would keep the original Hawaii […]

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The Hawaii County Council listens to County Clerk Jamae Kawauchi and Deputy Clerk Steve Lopez talk about the Primary Election. Photography by Baron Sekiya | Hawaii 24/7

Council accepts clerk’s report detailing Primary Election

Kawauchi criticizes state Office of Elections for not taking responsibility

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County Clerk’s Primary Election Day report

Hawaii 24/7 Staff County Clerk Jamae Kawauchi presented a report Monday to the County Council, detailing the problems encountered during the Aug. 11 Primary Election. Full text of Kawauchi’s report: In the weeks leading up to the Primary Election, as your County Clerk and Chief Election Officer of the County of Hawaii, I stated publicly […]

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Schatz rejects clerk’s request to take over election

Hawaii 24/7 Staff County Clerk Jamae Kawauchi wrote a letter Monday, Aug. 20 to Gov. Neil Abercrombie, urging him to conduct an independent review of the state Office of Elections and remove oversight of the Nov. 6 General Election from that office. Below are the complete texts of Kawauchi’s letter to the governor and the […]

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A polling site at Hawaiian Paradise Park's community center on primary election day Saturday (Aug 11). Photography by Baron Sekiya | Hawaii 24/7

Elections: State cites ‘poor planning, implementation, and leadership’

Clerk issues response ahead of County Council special meeting Monday in Hilo

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County Clerk: One polling place opens late

MEDIA RELEASE As of 8:30 a.m. this morning, one precinct remains unopened, precinct 06-02. A supply issue is keeping the precinct from opening. Troubleshooters are en-route and are expected to be arriving shortly. The Elections Division would appreciate it if you would please continue to broadcast these updates: If voters have not yet mailed their […]

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