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Find out Who to Vote for in Primary Election
At the Primary Election on September 18, Honolulu's next mayor may be decided. If a candidate receives more than 50% of the votes cast, that person will be elected without having to stand in the General Election in November. That alone makes it important to vote in September, but several choices in addition to the one for Mayor must be made.
Most mystifying to most of us will be the Board of Education races. Eighteen candidates are running for 3 at-large seats, and 3 for the one Honolulu seat. Look at the candidates' names now and try to find out who to vote for. The 18 at-large candidates are:
The 6 highest vote-getters will go on to the general election on November 2.
There is a single seat at stake to represent Honolulu. One person will be eliminated in the primary election. The 3 candidates are:
One way to get information on all candidates is to go to the website of the State Office of Elections, www.hawaii.gov/elections . Click on Candidate Profiles and scroll down to Board of Education. Each candidate has posted a statement there.
Also at stake is the City Prosecuting Attorney. Peter Carlisle and Keith Kaneshiro are the only candidates so, this being a Honolulu race, the prosecutor will be decided in the primary, unless there is a tie.
And please remember that the mayor's race COULD be decided if one candidate gets more than 50% of the vote. So vote on September 18 or by absentee ballot. The absentee polling places are open until September 16 at the following locations:
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