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Primary Elections Study

NON-PARTISAN PRIMARY ELECTION FOR BOARD OF EDUCATION

READ YOUR BLUE INFORMATION BOOKLET ON PRIMARY ELECTIONS IN HAWAII AND CONSIDER THE FOLLOWING POINTS BEFORE ANSWERING THE CONSENSUS QUESTION:

  • How the 1978 Concon in its solution to satisfy the one-person, one-vote principle also eliminated the primary election and made the General Election non-partisan for the Board of Education.

  • How members are elected from School Board Districts. Remember this study deals only with whether there should be a non-partisan primary election.

  • The cost to run an additional special election such as the non-partisan primary. It has been estimated to be approximately $100,000. Is it worth this amount to narrow down the field of candidates for the General Elections?

  • How it only seems to affect Oahu since that is where there is the greatest number of candidates. However, aren't the Neighbor Islands affected if the Oahu voters can't learn about their candidates because of the great number? After all, it is the members of the Board of Education who make educational policy for the entire state and the great majority of them are elected by Oahu voters.

CONSENSUS QUESTION;.

1. Should there be a non-partisan primary election for the Board of Education?

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