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Candidate filing for mayor, prosecutor opens

HONOLULU (AP) - The Honolulu City Clerk is now accepting candidate filing documents for the vacant mayor and city prosecutor posts.

Filing opened Thursday afternoon and will end at 4:30 p.m. on June 30.

Mayoral candidates must be a registered voter on Oahu and at least 30 years old.

Contenders for the prosecutor post must have been a licensed attorney in good standing for at least five years, with at least three years experience handling criminal cases within the last 10 years.

The mayor's office became available Tuesday when Mufi Hannemann resigned to run for governor.

Prosecutor Peter Carlisle then resigned to run for mayor.

The winner-take-all special election will be held in conjunction with the state primary election on Sept. 18.

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