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Let's Discuss Food Sustainability and Independence
We Love a Parade! (Ann Shaver)
No News Is Good News for Rail (Charles Carole)
Twice the Cost for 2/3 the Miles (Pearl Johnson)
Meeting on Agriculture
Insane Per Capita Cost for Rail
Important Hearing Dec. 10 (Jean Aoki)
Updating Citizens' Guide to Development (League News)
Nominations for Honolulu League Officers (League News)
Call for Office Monitors (League News)
Welcome New Members
New Record Set at Teamsters Vote Count (Arlene Ellis & Piilani Kaopuiki)
Calendar of Events

Important Hearing Dec. 10

A public hearing on December 10 is vital to Hawaii’s 2010 election. Ordered by the Court to write administrative rules for the use of the electronic voting machines before the Request for Proposals for the leasing of voting machines could proceed, the Elections Office went through the long process of amending and adding to its rules, having them scrutinized by the Attorney General's Office and approved by the Governor. The rules are now about to be put through a public hearing, before they can be finalized and receive final approval.

Rather than having separate hearings on each island, it will be held at the Keoni Ana Building Videoconference Center at 1177 Alakea Street, Room 302 on December 10, 2009 at 10 a.m., and connected to videoconference centers in Hilo, Kona, Wailuku, and Lihue.

For more details, go to the Elections Office Website:

Until the rules are approved, the leasing process for the voting machines cannot proceed, and without the voting machines, can we have an election?

In next month's Ka Leo Hana, I will write about the huge problems the Elections Office and we, the people of Hawaii are confronting for the 2010 Elections. Unless these problems can be solved, the elections are in jeopardy--- at least elections that could be regarded as legitimate exercise of our right to vote.

Jean Aoki

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