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Honolulu Is Not Big Enough for Heavy Rail (Bob Crone)
April 10 Annual Meeting at New Venue
Nominating Committee Report (Roxie Berlin)
Proposed Budget
Deputy Registrar Commissions Eliminated
League Needs Office Monitor
League is 90 Years Old
Welcome New Members
Calendar of Events (Sue Irvine)

Deputy Registrar Commissions Eliminated

On January 14, 2010, the City and County of Honolulu Elections office issued a letter announcing the elimination of provisions pertaining to the deputy registrar program. Effective January 11, 2010 all deputy registrar commissions set to expire in November 2010 were repealed. The reasons given were widespread availability and ease of access to voter registration forms, ability to register by mail, protection of personal information and registrant responsibility. However, the Office of the City Clerk encourages organizations to continue providing assistance to persons needing voter registration assistance.

As stated in the national League’s website, “The League of Women Voters has fought since 1920 to improve our systems of government… and to make democracy work for all citizens. The League encourages informed and active participation in government.” Locally we say, “The purpose of the League shall be to promote political responsibility through informed and active participation of citizens in government…” Registration of citizens to vote is a basic responsibility in making democracy work. The League of Women Voters of Honolulu will continue this important task. League members are now required to register with the League Voter Services chair before conducting or participating in a voter registration event.

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