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Hawaii doesn't need Election Day voter registration

By Miriam Hellreich

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Apr 03, 2013

~~<p>As House Bill 321, a bill allowing voter registration up to and on election day, hastily moves through the state Legislature, our elected officials are forgetting the dire state of our Office of Elections.</p>
<p>Just a few months ago, 21 polling stations ran out of ballots in the middle of the day and disenfranchised voters not willing to stand in line for hours until the necessary ballots could be delivered. Others, who had planned to vote at the end of the day, took a &quot;why bother&quot; attitude when they heard of the long lines and no ballots. That is real voter suppression.</p>
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As House Bill 321, a bill allowing voter registration up to and on election day, hastily moves through the state Legislature, our elected officials are forgetting the dire state of our Office of Elections.

Just a few months ago, 21 polling stations ran out of ballots in the middle of the day and disenfranchised voters not willing to stand in line for hours until the necessary ballots could be delivered. Others, who had planned to vote at the end of the day, took a "why bother" attitude when they heard of the long lines and no ballots. That is real voter suppression. Login for more...



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