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President's Message
Vote by Mail Study
State League Convention
High Cost of the Initiative Process
Legislative Reports
Local League News - Hawaii County (Marian Wilkins)
Local League News - Honolulu (Grace Furukawa)
Local League News - Kauai County (Carol Bain)
Council '99
Membership Survey on Domestic Partnerships
Education Committee Report (Mary Anne Raywid)
Education Bills
League Office Now Wired
Millennium Young People's Conference
PLCO-Hawaii Still Recruiting
Proposed LWV Budget FY 1999-2000

Vote by Mail Study

The Vote By Mail study report has been mailed to every member. If you did not receive a copy, please call the office.

Each local League will be planning for its own consensus meeting.

The study committee, chaired by Marian Wilkins of Kona, spent nearly 2 years gathering information, writing several drafts of the report, making changes suggested by "readers", sending the revised draft to the various county clerks and to the state elections office for comments on the correctness of the information and the assumptions. Then the master copy of the final draft was sent to our office for printing for distribution to members.

Copies of the report were delivered to members of some of the Legislative committees addressing a bill that would permit state and county elections held other than on the date of a regularly scheduled primary or general election to be conducted by mail, provided that the election is statewide or countywide. A federal election held other than on the date of regularly scheduled primary or general election could also be conducted by mail. Since we do not have a position in place, we did not testify on the bill.

We wish to thank Clara Ahn, Grace Furukawa, Sumiye Konoshima, Evangeline Funk, and our intern, Sarah Santiago, a political science student at the University of Hawaii, for helping collate the printed pages, stapling the reports, and preparing them for mailing. And thanks to Carol Whitesell for the printing of the labels.

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