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Office of Elections and Hawaii County agree to workshops

By Associated Press

LAST UPDATED: 8:43 a.m. HST, Aug 27, 2012

HILO >> The state elections office and Hawaii County’s clerk have agreed on workshops to help the Big Island prepare for the upcoming general election.

Ever since Big Island polls opened late during the Aug. 11 primary, the two sides have traded criticisms. 

Hawaii Tribune-Herald reports state Chief Election Officer Scott Nago proposed the workshops in an email and made an appeal for a better relationship. Hawaii County Clerk Jamae Kawauchi agreed to the workshops and said the county plans to hold a meeting with elections staff and volunteers to discuss what went wrong on primary day.

The delayed openings led to the governor issuing a proclamation to keep Big Island polls open 90 minutes later.

No dates have been set for the workshops. 

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