Here's what's ahead on Hawaii News Now's early evening newscasts on this election day, Tuesday, the 2nd of November.
32 Year old Kauai surfing star Andy Irons was found dead on the Mainland today on his way home from a surf contest overseas. His official cause of death hasn't been released yet. We'll hear from fellow surfers about the sudden death of the 3 time World Champ.
SURF WORLD ROCKED BY ANDY IRONS' DEATH
As news of Andy Irons' death hit the beach, it turned what should have been an epic day of big surf into a bummer. Guy Hagi will show us the first big swell of the surf season.
CANDIDATES GO ALL OUT ON ELECTION DAY
The finish line is in sight for candidates and they're going the distance. We'll see how Neil Abercrombie, Duke Aiona, Colleen Hanabusa and Charles Djou spent their election day starting at 5 on KGMB and KHNL.
GET OUT THE VOTE
The polls opened at 7AM and are set to close at 6PM. An estimated 200,000 voters are expected to cast their ballots today. 100,000 already did so in early voting. So far so good. No major problems reported.
MAUI MAYOR'S RACE REMATCH
The Mayor's Race on Maui is one to watch. The primary election had the incumbent Charmaine Tavares and former Mayor Alan Arakawa in the State's closest race. Lisa Kubota has exclusive live coverage from Maui on their rematch.
Hawaii News Now will have the most comprehensive coverage of Campaign 2010 from the major players in the local scene to national races to watch. We'll also have perspective from Primary election losers and politicians from the past and analysis all night long from Political Analyst Dan Boylan starting at 5pm on KGMB and KHNL.
CONNECT WITH STEPH ON ELECTION NIGHT
Stephanie Lum will be our Social Media connection. Share your election experiences and post pictures to the Hawaii News Now Facebook page or on twitter @808now and watch for her reports during our election coverage
Our news starts on KGMB and KHNL at 5, continues at 5:30 on KHNL, then shifts to KGMB at 6. All three stations KGMB, KHNL and KFVE will pick up our election night coverage at 6:30. You can also watch all of our newscasts streaming live at HawaiiNewsNow.com.
I hope you made your vote count and will join our news team for Election Night coverage.