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State takeover of Big Isle voting is short-term fix


POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Oct 04, 2012

~~<p>The primary election fias-co in Hawaii County, in which 13 voting precincts opened late, has led to much hand-wringing, recriminations and opprobrium from Honolulu to Hilo. With the general election less than five weeks from now, there's little time remaining to get the island's election processes squared away.</p>
<p>So it makes sense that the state Office of Elections would act to take control of the county's polling places, the control center and counting center to prevent a repeat of the breakdown of procedures that caused a statewide delay in the release of initial results of the Aug. 11 primaries.</p>
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The primary election fias-co in Hawaii County, in which 13 voting precincts opened late, has led to much hand-wringing, recriminations and opprobrium from Honolulu to Hilo. With the general election less than five weeks from now, there's little time remaining to get the island's election processes squared away.

So it makes sense that the state Office of Elections would act to take control of the county's polling places, the control center and counting center to prevent a repeat of the breakdown of procedures that caused a statewide delay in the release of initial results of the Aug. 11 primaries. Login for more...



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