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Election 2018


Photos from Election Night in Hawaii


Maui’s Mike Victorino and Kauai’s Derek Kawakami win mayoral races

The jobs of mayor on Kauai and Maui counties are up for grabs because current mayors — Alan Arakawa on Maui and Bernard Carvalho Jr. on Kauai — have reached their term limits after serving two four-year terms. Read More

Incumbent Trevor Ozawa pulls off win over Tommy Waters in City Council rematch

Honolulu City Councilman Trevor Ozawa pulled off a 22-vote victory over former state Rep. Tommy Waters to win reelection to the Council District 4 (East Honolulu) seat, according to a final summary report issued by the state Office of Elections at 4:11 a.m. today. Read More

Republican Kurt Fevella holds on for close win over Matt LoPresti in state Senate race for Ewa Beach

Republican Kurt Fevella maintained a slim lead over Democrat Matt LoPresti for the open Senate seat representing Ewa and Ewa Beach, making him the only Republican in the Hawaii Senate. Fevella finished ahead by just 117 votes in final election returns. Read More

Kalei Akaka outpaces Esther Kia‘aina for OHA seat; few vote for Rowena Akana

The winner of the race for the Oahu seat will replace veteran OHA trustee Peter Apo, who stepped down from the board. Read More

Ige overwhelms Tupola for governor

Gov. David Ige clinched another term as governor Tuesday night, taking a decisive lead of more than 100,000 votes over his Republican opponent state Rep. Andria Tupola. Read More

Teachers Amy Perruso, Val Okimoto head from classroom to the state House

Nationally, a record number of educators nationwide decided to run for office this election, according to the National Education Association, after a wave of teacher protests over funding for public schools. Read More

Hawaii elects 3 Democrats to Congress by a landslide

The powerful showing by the Hawaii Democrats came as the Republicans nationally retained control of the Senate and the Democrats wrestled control of the House. Read More

Hawaii voters soundly rejecting constitutional convention

Residents are given the chance to vote on whether to hold a state constitutional convention every 10 years. Read More

VoteCast: Hawaii voters say nation headed wrong way

A majority of voters casting midterm election ballots in Hawaii said the country is headed in the wrong direction, according to a wide-ranging survey of the American electorate. Read More

Election blog: Hirono, Ige, Case and Gabbard cruising to easy victories

The first printout of Hawaii election results shows Gov. David Ige, U.S. Sen. Mazie Hirono, U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, and former U.S. Rep. Ed Case are all cruising to victory. Read More

Editorial: Our choices for today’s election

Nearly one-fourth of Hawaii’s registered voters have already cast their ballots for today’s general election, thanks to early-voting methods such as mail-in ballots or early walk-in at satellite city halls or civic hubs. Read More

Lack of hot races suggests voter turnout might lag

This is one of the most exciting and suspenseful midterm elections in years on the mainland, but a lack of hotly contested local races suggests voter turnout could remain low in Hawaii today. Read More

Crushing housing costs hit Hawaii’s race for governor

Candidates for Hawaii’s top elected office are focusing on a persistent problem that has only gotten worse: the high cost of housing on the islands. Read More

Column: ConCon would put at risk existing environmental protections

I loved the recent commentary by Anne Feder Lee asking those who are clamoring for a Hawaii Constitutional Convention (ConCon) to spell out what exactly is flawed about the document we now have. Read More

Column: Gov. David Ige’s efforts have improved our schools

Wanting a brighter future for all of us, our governor, David Ige, has been taking steps toward creating better public school environments and is thus deserving of another term. Read More

Volcanic Ash: Let’s breathe some energy into voting

I mailed in my ballot out of hope it still matters, but find it more difficult to fault the majority who don’t consider voting worth their time. Read More

Vote-counting system is ready for Tuesday’s election

The state Office of Elections conducted tests Saturday to ensure the votes for Tuesday’s general election are counted correctly. Read More

Hawaii voters to decide on constitutional convention option

Hawaii voters in Tuesday’s general election will decide whether to convene a state constitutional convention. It’s been 40 years since the last one. Read More



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