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Membership Meeting (Sue Miller)
Transit Update (Charles Carole)
Progress on Solid Waste Management (Pearl Johnson)
Wisconsin LWV Sets an Example (Pearl Johnson)
Election Day Workers Needed (Pearl Johnson)
Welcome New Members
Passage of Transparency Bill Illustrates Citizen Power (Pearl Johnson)
Honolulu City Charter Amendment (Jackie Parnell)
Candidate Information Online

Election Day Workers Needed

Several hundred volunteers are needed to help with the September 23 primary election. This seems to be a natural for members of the League. The pay is $60 to $145, depending on the position filled. Go to www.Hawaii.gov/elections/volunteers for information.

If you cannot work from 5:30 am to 7 pm, which stopped me from volunteering for many years, you can do as I did. Volunteer for the Delivery and Collection (DC) Team. You must get up even earlier, but you work only 1 to 2 hours, then return to work in the evening to collect the ballots.

Working on the DC team made me realize how complex setting up an election is. By the time I report to work, the Elections office has already assembled wagons for each polling place with the correct ballots and whole lot of equipment. Then when we collect the ballots in the evening, many workers must haul the ballots and all the equipment to the correct place for counting and storing.

Another job which has slightly shorter hours is Election Information Service operator. From 6 am to 6 pm you provide information to the public. My guess is that these positions are already taken, but it might be fun to try.

Call the Elections Office at 453-8683 to volunteer or just to find out if you might want to volunteer.

Pearl Johnson
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