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Bernice Mau

Honolulu's city clerk has got eyeballs on the ballots as election day nears

By Vicki Viotti

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Nov 02, 2012

~~<p>It's helpful to have good eyesight when you work in elections at the Office of the City Clerk. Bernice Mau, Honolulu's city clerk, has a permanent staff of six in the agency's elections division, which hires a few dozen temps to get them through the election season.</p>
<p>And one of the tasks is checking signatures. The county elections offices handle early walk-in voting as well as the vote-by-mail absentee ballots. When those ballots come in, the signature on each of the outer envelopes has to be checked against a database that has stored the images of signatures captured from the voter's ballot application or their voter registration forms.</p>
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It's helpful to have good eyesight when you work in elections at the Office of the City Clerk. Bernice Mau, Honolulu's city clerk, has a permanent staff of six in the agency's elections division, which hires a few dozen temps to get them through the election season.

And one of the tasks is checking signatures. The county elections offices handle early walk-in voting as well as the vote-by-mail absentee ballots. When those ballots come in, the signature on each of the outer envelopes has to be checked against a database that has stored the images of signatures captured from the voter's ballot application or their voter registration forms. Login for more...



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