Spring 1974 Home   Newsletters

Summer 1974

Winter 1975

Be a Poll Watcher
League of WoMen Voters--
Calendar 1974-75
I Know There Are Leaguers... (Luci Wilson Benson)
Garbage Can Be Beautiful! (Harriet Kaye)
BART Tour (Melvia Kawashima)
See How They Run
State Consensus on Corporate and Union Giving
State Ethics Commission Adopts Campaign Practices Guidelines
Survey of State Campaign Practices Legislation
Public Funding... Yes!!
Petition Drive
Vote Power: How to Work for the Person You Want Elected
On State Board 1974-75
Coming Soon - Watch for Fall Premier! "Parent Power"
National Land Use: January 31, 1975 Consensus

Be a Poll Watcher

The Hawaii Election Laws are very specific about how an election is to be conducted. If you know what you are looking for, violations are easy to spot. Study the following questions carefully before you go to the polls. Afterwards answer the following short quiz. If you find any discrepancies, please bring it to the attention of your local League Board. Your information can be the basis for future League action in protecting the voter's rights.


Polling Place: Congressional District ___ Precinct ___ State Senatorial District ___ State House District ___ Council District ___

Time of Voting ___ Paper or Machine Ballot? ___

  1. Was candidate material distributed or posted in the building where election was held? Yes No

  2. Were specimen ballots posted? Yes No

  3. Were instruction cards posted? Yes No

  4. Was an absentee voting list available? Yes No

  5. If voting machines are used:

    a. Is there a sample machine? Yes No

    b. Does election official know how to demonstrate? Yes No

    c. Is the demonstration non-partisan? Yes No

  6. Is there an official at the ballot box? Yes No

  7. Is name checked off before admittance to the booth? Yes No

  8. Is voting booth completely curtained? Yes No

  9. Is wording on the ballot clear? Yes No

  10. Was assistance available if requested? Yes No

Adapted from New Hampshire VOTER.
Answers on p. 5 [below]

ANSWERS to Poll Watcher's Quiz on p. 1:

1. No, must be 1000 ft. away. 2. Yes 3. Yes 4. Yes 5. Yes 6. Yes 7. Yes 8. Yes 9. Yes 10. Yes.

Spring 1974 Top   Home   Newsletters Winter 1975