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Polls open with little difficulty, voting underway

Voters at Central Middle School Voters at Central Middle School
Willis Moore, Central Middle School polling chair Willis Moore, Central Middle School polling chair
Brochure with voting guidelines Brochure with voting guidelines

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Voting is now underway for the general election in 242 polling places across the state. Early this morning at the Capitol, ballots were placed into cabs and delivered to the polls on time and without issue.

According to the Office of Elections, only minor problems have been reported. Several volunteers at Makiki's Lincoln Elementary called in sick this morning. The Office of Elections moved volunteers from nearby polling places to fill the gaps and get the poll up and running. In Wahiawa, staffers had problems with one of the voter machines at Leilehua High School, but it was quickly fixed.

So far, the state has collected 100,000 mail-in and walk-in absentee ballots. That's almost a third of the total number of votes counted in the primary.

Keep checking HawaiiNewsNow.com for election updates throughout the day and tune in tonight to Hawaii News Now for live team coverage of the local and national races starting at 5 p.m.

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